Deputies: Florida man sought hit man to kill his brother, offered $160 down payment

Gary Hudge
Posted at 7:00 AM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 07:00:46-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities said a Florida man sought to hire a hit man to kill his brother and even offered a $160 down payment. It turned out that the supposed “hit man” was actually an undercover detective with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department.

Officials said as a result 54-year-old Gary Hudge is charged with solicitation to commit murder.

Investigators said Hudge provided several Michigan addresses for his brother and offered .25-caliber handgun, a bus ticket as well as the cash. Hudge was jailed on $62,000 bail after his arrest Thursday.

It wasn't clear if he has an attorney to represent him.