(CBSDFW.COM) – A couple was arrested in Oklahoma after authorities said the pair allegedly tried to hire a friend in Texas to kill the wife’s ex-husband.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) said Friday it arrested Courtney, 25, and Dustin Deatherage, 26, on charges of solicitation of murder.

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Courtney Deatherage (left) and Dustin Deatherage (right) (Source: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation)

The OSBI said Courtney Deatherage and a friend in Texas had agreed on a $500 total payment in the murder-for-hire plot and that she would also provide a gun.

The friend ended up reporting the situation to law enforcement, the OSBI said.

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The OSBI said the friend traveled from Texas to meet with the couple on Jan. 22, 2021. Courtney Deatherage gave the friend a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and a $100 down payment while all three were inside Courtney’s vehicle, the OSBI said.

Authorities made a traffic stop and took Courtney Deatherage into custody. She was taken to Latimer County Jail on a $100,000 bond but has since bonded out.

On Friday, Jan, 29, the OSBI said Dustin Deatherage was also arrested and taken to jail on a $100,000 bond.

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