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One arrested, additional charges filed in Amarillo murder-for-hire case

Amarillo Police have added charges of Tampering with a Witness to 49-year-old Billy Glenn Ivy,Jr.. Police also arrested Joanie Ivy for the same charges Wednesday. The charges are in relation to a March murder-for-hire case. (Photos: Amarillo Police Department)

Two more arrest warrants have been issued in a March murder-for-hire case, according to the Amarillo Special Crimes Unit.

Investigators said Billy Glenn Ivy, Jr. and Joanie Kay Ivy are each charged with a 3rd Degree Felony of Tampering with a Witness.

Billy Ivy is currently in the Randall County Jail.

Joanie Ivy was arrested by the Randall County Sheriff’s Office and booked in the Randall County jail awaiting extradition to Potter County.

On March 9th, Amarillo police arrested 49-year-old Billy Glenn Ivy, Jr. in Quay County, New Mexico in connection with a murder-for-hire plot to kill a man. They also arrested another suspect, 34-year-old Kimber Danielle Eisenhaur.

Amarillo Police Department's Special Crimes Unit found information that Ivy, Jr. provided Eisenhaur with a firearm, information about an intended victim and money in return for her killing another man.

Both Eisenhaur and Ivy, Jr. were charged with Attempted Capital Murder by Remuneration.

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Following the arrest of Ivy, Jr. and Eisenhaur, Amarillo Police discovered a connection to another case.

MORE DETAILS: Amarillo murder-for-hire plot leads to warrants, charges in 2014 Randall County arson

As Special Crimes Unit investigators continued to review information, they found the murder-for-hire plot was connected to a June 4, 2014 arson in Randall County.

The Amarillo Police Department said a semi-tractor was burned while it was parked at a home in the 10,000 block of Highway 60. This vehicle, according to APD, was owned by the intended victim in the murder plot.

Investigators believed Ivy, Jr., Eisenhaur and 35-year-old Tyree Lamont Sanford committed the arson.

The Randall County District Attorney's Office accepted the arson charges, a second-degree felony, against the three subjects.

The charges were added to Ivy, Jr. and Eisenhaur.

Later in March, Sanford was arrested.

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Officers said they saw Sanford coming out of a home in the 4200- block of South Tyler Street when he was arrested and taken to the Randall County Jail for his Arson warrant.

The victim of the plot was not injured.



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