Murder For Hire Plot Foiled

Two people are in jail, charged with "conspiracy to commit murder." Gulfport police arrested 28-year old Timothy Lott and 42-year old Melissa Jones, both of Gulfport, after they allegedly tried to hire someone to murder, who police describe as a former friend.

Police got a tip about the hire and began investigating, using an undercover officer. Police say the officer met with the two suspects, where specific details about the murder were discussed. Lott and Jones are both held without bond, pending a hearing.