David Lee Claxton
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Shelbyville Police Department over the weekend charged a Shelbyville man in a foiled murder-for-hire scheme after he solicited another individual to kill his wife and a prospective business partner.
David Lee Claxton, 59, of 2189 Warner Bridge Road, was charged with attempted first degree murder and solicitation of first degree murder on Saturday, and booked into the Bedford County Jail without bond early Sunday.
TBI’s investigation revealed that Claxton attempted to hire someone to kill Johnny Overstreet, 52, a potential business partner who he had a arranged business deal involving a large sum of money to take the money for himself.
He also planned to have his wife, Vickie Claxton, 57, killed to collect life insurance money. The amount of the money is unknown.
Claxton took more substantial steps in planning to have Overstreet killed resulting in the attempted first degree murder charge. Claxton was arrested while a search warrant was being executed on his residence as part of the investigation.
TBI was requested by the 17th District Attorney General and Shelbyville Police Department to investigate. Claxton is scheduled to appear in court on March 26, 2013.