In Booking cell #66 at the Christian County jail, a man from Clever decided he was mad at the deputy who arrested him – Now he’s charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Prosecutors say Cody Hastings from Clever started telling two other inmates how he’d like to kill the deputy. He talked about slitting the deputy’s throat with a guitar string and shooting him. 

One of the inmates told Hastings, “I know where he lives,” and drew him a map.  Court records don’t say if the directions were right, but Hastings believed they were and probed more – asking about trees and fences in the yard, about neighbors, wife, kids, and dogs. 

Over the course of a week, another man in the cell decided things had gotten too serious and told the deputy of the plan.

– Jason Rima, KTTS, contributed to this report.