Murder for Hire Arrest

A Defuniak Springs man is behind bars on charges he tried to have a police officer killed.

Investigators say 21-year-old Clifton Patrick tried to hire someone to kill a Defuniak Springs narcotics officer.

According to Defuniak Springs Police Chief Mike Atkinson, Patrick said it was because the officer was interfering with business.

Right now, Patrick’s behind bars in the Walton County Jail.

He was picked up by Walton County deputies on an outstanding drug warrant just this past Friday.