Man used white supremacist group to hire "hit man" for black neighbor

South Carolina man 25 tried to enlist white supremacists to kill his black neighbor for $500

South Carolina man 25 tried to enlist white supremacists to kill his black neighbor for $500

A white SC man is accused of trying to hire a hit man through a white supremacist group to kill his black neighbor.

An affidavit also said that Lecroy told the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent that he might have to hire more people in order to carry out the act. He also instructed the agent to leave a "flaming cross" in the yard and "hang his neighbor from a tree".

Lecroy, of Hodges in Lexington County, was planning to take control of the property once his neighbor was dead.

Police said the Greenwood Count man found the undercover agent through a white supremacist group and offered $500 for the murder. Additionally, he texted the agent a picture of the neighbor to ensure he killed the right person. He said he wanted a "ghost gun" that couldn't be traced, and said he "has more jobs for him in the future".

On April 9, Lecroy met with the agent, pointed out the black neighbor's home and gave him a $100 deposit.

Unbeknownst to him, however, one of the white supremacists he spoke to was an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant. After that meeting, Lecroy was arrested.

A federal grand jury indicted Lecroy, also of Hodges, on one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence and use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, the US attorney's office in SC announced Tuesday. He's now housed at Federal Medical Center Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts.

The maximum penalty he could receive is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. After a hearing that day before a US District Court in Anderson, a judge ordered that Lecroy be committed for up to 45 days to a federal facility for a psychiatric or psychological evaluation.

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