Ivy gets 41 months on federal gun charge, still faces other charges

Billy Glenn Ivy Jr.

Billy Glenn Ivy, Jr., a man who faces a slew of charges in connection with murder-for-hire plots and arson, was sentenced Monday in federal court to 41 months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal weapons charge.

 

Ivy, 50, had pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm stemming from the discovery of silencers at his home. Under federal law, silencers are considered firearms.

Ivy was also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine.

According to a court filing, authorities executed a search warrant in March at Ivy’s residence in Oldham County and found three gun silencers in a safe.

“None of the silencers bore any manufacturer’s markings or serial numbers,” the court document reads.

One silencer was attached to a pistol in the safe and two were attached to rifles.

Ivy admitted he knew he had the silencers, according to the documents.

The more than three-year prison sentence is set to run consecutively with any sentences imposed in a number of pending felony cases in Potter and Randall counties.

Those charges in Randall County include two counts of arson, a charge of solicitation to commit capital murder by remuneration and a charge of conspiracy to commit capital murder by remuneration.

Ivy tried to orchestrate plots to burn the semi-truck and home of a man — a friend of Ivy with a mutual interest in rodeos — and also murder the man, Randall County Criminal District Attorney James Farren said.

Others have also been arrested in connection with the plots.

The Potter County charges include one count of tampering with a witness and four charges of solicitation of capital murder by remuneration.

Ivy is accused in Potter County of plotting to murder the same man as in Randall County and is also accused of plotting to kill a second man.

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