The man at the center of a murder-for-hire plot pleads guilty to a federal weapons charge.
Billy Glenn Ivy, Jr., 49, made the formal plea Tuesday morning.
He admitted to one count of possession of an unregistered firearm.
Court documents indicate the weapon was a silencer found in Ivy’s home.
Ivy faces as little as probation or up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he’s sentenced in October.
He will remain in federal custody until that time.
Ivy is also a suspect in an alleged murder-for-hire plot involving several other defendants.
Investigators claim Ivy paid someone to kill his wife’s boyfriend. Though, any alleged attempts were not successful.
Among the charges he faces in connection with that case is attempted capital murder, arson and tampering with a witness.
Testimony by investigators during his detention hearing also tied Ivy to the 2016 murder of Charlesetta Telford and her unborn child as well as the December disappearance of Nicole “Nikki” Moore.
Ivy is currently not charged in those cases.
Ivy has a bond reduction hearing scheduled for Monday on the arson charge.
Even if he is successful in reducing his bond on that charge, Ivy will remain in jail on the weapons conviction at least until his sentencing in the fall.
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