An FBI agent has testified that a topless club owner accused of trying to organize the contract killing of a Texas mayor gave the order by saying, "Let's do the mayor. Let's hit him tomorrow."
The testimony Friday came before a federal magistrate ruled that Ryan Walker Grant remain held without bond. Grant is accused of orchestrating a plot against Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck and a city attorney.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that FBI Special Agent Matthew Wilkins said Grant gave the order to an informant.
An attorney for Grant questioned whether the informant, a convicted felon, had selfish motives. The attorney also said "no overt" actions were taken against Cluck or attorney Tom Brandt.
Authorities say Grant plotted the attack over a dispute about reopening his club.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.