Man charged with trying to hire hitman

By WTAJ News

Published 03/24 2014 11:10AM

Updated 03/24 2014 11:12AM

RAYNE TOWNSHIP, INDIANA COUNTY – A 26-year-old Indiana man was arrested Saturday for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill his estranged girlfriend.

State Police say a confidential informant contacted them saying Kevin Peterman tried to hire him to kill a 29-year-old Homer City woman.

Police set up surveillance of the meeting between the informant and Peterman and arrested him without incident at his home along Pearce Hollow Road Saturday around 2 p.m.

Peterman is in the Indiana County Jail on charges Solicitation to Commit Homicide and Solicitation to Commit Aggravated Assault. He is being held on $100,000 cash bond.

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