Two brothers are suspects in a murder-for-hire plot in which the intended victim was a court witness in a drug case.
One suspect, Terry Wayne Holland, age 29, of 205 Jenna Jessi Road, Fort Walton Beach, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon by the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office in Georgia. Terry Holland had been traced to his parents' home in the Columbus, Georgia area.
Okaloosa County deputies in Shalimar also got a warrant against his brother, Greg Dwayne Holland, age 28, who is currently serving a 20-year term in the Florida prison system on drug charges.
Both Holland brothers are named in warrants signed Monday afternoon on charges of Solicitation to Commit First Degree Murder.
The investigation into the murder-for-hire plot began in August, when an acquaintance of the brothers told the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office he had been approached by Greg Holland while dining in a Fort Walton Beach restaurant. He was asked if he would accept guns, gold, or cash as payment to "get rid" of a witness in a pending drug case.
He later wore an audio surveillance device when he discussed details of the plan with the Holland brothers.
The plot never came to fruition. Greg Holland was convicted of trafficking in cocaine in August.