Pike County man apprehended for connection in murder-for-hire

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - A Pike County man wanted in connection with a murder-for-hire plot was apprehended in Marion County Thursday.

55-year-old Paul Jerry Dion has been charged with 2 counts of conspiracy to commit murder by Pike County authorities. Dion allegedly solicited an undercover officer to kill his wife and 22-year-old stepdaughter.

Following information from Pike County, Marion County Sheriff's Deputies made a traffic stop on Highway 98 East near Columbia and detained Dion. Dion resides at the Pike County Jail on $100,000 bond.

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