A Gaithersburg man has been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill his ex-wife, according to a Montgomery County Police news release.
Ndokey Peter Enow, 37, of Swan Stream Court, was taken into custody Friday after meeting with an undercover police officer posing as a hitman in Silver Spring and offering $1,000 to kill Enow’s ex-wife, the release said. During the sting, Enow gave the officer partial payment, showed the officer where the victim lived and provided photos of her.
Police first learned of Enow’s plans three days earlier when they discovered that he offered a different person $1,000 to execute the killing, and provided photos of the victim and the victim’s address, the release said.
When Enow was questioned following his arrest, police say he confessed to the crime.
Charging documents also revealed that Enow was the subject of several previous domestic violence court hearings involving the victim.
Enow has been charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder and attempt first-degree murder, the release said. He is being held without bond.
“The judge agreed with our prosecutor that past instances involving the court system merited that [Enow] be kept behind bars,” said Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office.
A knock on Enow’s front door Tuesday went unanswered.
No attorney information was listed in online court records.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled to be held July 3.