LA PLATA, Md. (WJZ) — An inmate at the Charles County Detention Center was charged for allegedly trying to solicit someone to murder his ex-wife and her daughter before his trial date.

Officials said Daniel Felts, 37, of Virginia, was being held at the Charles County Detention Center for sexually abusing a minor in Charles County.

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While being detained, officials said Felts reached out to someone and offered to pay that person to kill his ex-wife and her daughter before his trial date.

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Detectives from the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division and Special Agents from the ATF investigated further and presented their findings to the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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A Charles County grand jury issued an indictment last week, charging Felts with solicitation to commit murder. Felts is being held at the CCDC with no bond.

CBS Baltimore Staff