New Insight Into Alleged Murder Co-Conspirators

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The four suspects accused of plotting to murder a Montgomery County deputy were no strangers to the law. According to the grand jury indictment that led to their arrests, three of the alleged co-conspirators will face enhanced charges due to past criminal convictions.

Billy Pelton, 26, had been convicted of possesion and delivery of a controlled substance in 2004. Joshua Kennedy, 26, was convicted of possesion of a firearm by a felon in 2004 and engaging in organized criminal activity in 2002. Cole Patton, 27, had been found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2001.

The three, along with Rose Bond, 27, were arrested last week for allegedly plotting to blow up a Montgomery County Deputy with an improvised explosive device. All four are being held without bail on charges of conspiracy to commit capital murder. Kennedy faces an additional charge of solicitation of capital murder.