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Newton County man held on murder for hire charges

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NEWTON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Newton County man has been charged in connection with a murder-for-hire plot. Charges were filed against John Thomas Roberts after a cooperative investigation by the Newton County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

Roberts was an inmate in the Newton County Detention Facility when he was served with the charges. He was being held in an unrelated case.

Roberts has been charged with four counts of attempted murder and has been denied bond.

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