Johnson City, TN Former U.S. Senate Candidate Thomas Ken Owens has been charged with solicitation to commit murder. Tennessee investigators allege Owens met with a hit man and gave him a down payment to kill his uncle.
It started at the Bailey's Sports Grille in Johnson City where Owens thought he was going to meet the alleged hit man. He brought $500 as a deposit and a picture of his uncle Ernest Widby, and that is when police moved in.
Widby is not only Owen's uncle but pastor of New Zion Faith Center and a sheriff's deputy.