Text Messages of a Murder Plot Lead to Arrest

Jerry McDonald

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – A Chattanooga man has been arrested and charged with solicitation to commit murder. This comes after a family member found text messages on his cell phone.

38-year-old Jerry McDonald was arrested on Saturday, according to a sessions court affidavit. The family member told officers she felt threatened by a series of texts to a female acquaintance of McDonald’s proposing that she be killed.

Police are investigating.

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