Billy Glenn Ivy Jr., who was recently indicted in Randall County on three charges in a murder-for-hire plot, has been arrested in Oldham County after a separate arson warrant issued by Randall County.
According to Amarillo Police Department reports, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office received an arrest warrant for Ivy, 49, on Thursday afternoon on an arson charge separate from the murder-for-hire and arson charges he was indicted for on Wednesday by a Randall County Grand Jury.
Members of the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office, APD SWAT, Texas Department of Public Safety and APD’s Special Crimes Unit assisted in the arrest at Ivy’s home in Oldham County.
Ivy was booked into the Oldham County Jail, where he is awaiting extradition to Randall County.
The arson charges stem from an incident in 2014 where, according to APD reports, he set fire to a flammable liquid on the roof of an unoccupied home at 2700 Emily Place in Amarillo, causing significant damage to the roof and attic.
The incident was initially investigated as an arson by the Amarillo Fire Department Fire Marshals, but not arrests were made at the time.
The arson charge is considered a first-degree felony.
In addition to the arson arrest Thursday, Ivy was indicted for another arson charge Wednesday and two other charges related a murder for hire plot: Solicitation of capital murder/remuneration, and conspiracy to commit capital murder/remuneration.
The arson charge in the murder scheme is a second-degree felony, while the murder-for-hire charges are considered first-degree felonies.