VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach inmate tried to hire a hit man while he was behind bars, police say.
Christopher Mavity, 20, was in jail at the time on a petite larceny charge for allegedly stealing alcohol from a Virginia Beach Food Lion in April. Police arrested him on July 22, but he was released on bond less than a week later.
While Mavity was an inmate at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center, police say he allegedly tried to hire a hit man.
Court documents state Mavity allegedly talked to another inmate about the murder of his intended target. He allegedly discussed the target’s name, address and location.
These discussions happened between July 25 and July 29 while he was in jail, and then over the phone when he was released on bond, documents state.
He was arrested was traveling on an Amtrak train on August 3 in Newport News on a charge of conspiracy to commit a capital felony. Mavity allegedly confessed to the crime when he talked to Virginia Beach investigators.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office plans to file a motion to amend that charge to solicitation instead. That motion hearing and a bond hearing is scheduled for this Friday.
Mavity will have a public defender.