SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A New Braunfels man, involved in a custody battle with his ex-wife, is in federal lock up after trying to hire a hit man to kill his father-in-law, a Comal County Deputy.
Dillion Dees, 33, is accused of making the deal with a man he approached at a job site in Bexar County. Investigators say Dees offered the man $27,000 in Bitcoin to kill his father-in-law, but he was unaware of the fact the man was an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
KSAT 12 reports Dees told the informant the deputy as a “problem for him” and blamed him for the unresolved custody battle he was in with his ex-wife.
Investigators say Dees told the informant the killing had to take place in Ohio, where his ex-wife and new husband were going to move with his daughter.
At another meeting to confirm the job, the informant asked for a down payment, which investigators say Dees agreed to pay.
All the while, the informant was wearing a recording device, and later turned the recordings over to the DEA who in turn gave them to the FBI.
Dees was arrested July 6th and is currently being held without bond on a charge of interstate commerce in the commission of murder for hire.
If found guilty, Dees faces up to 10-years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine.