VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach inmate tried to hire a hitman 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. He was arrested on August 3 in Newport News on a charge of conspiracy to commit capital felony. 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.