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Mich. man sought in murder plot arrested in Iowa

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CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) -- A Michigan man being sought for allegedly hiring someone to kill his wife has been arrested in Cedar Rapids.

Police said 43-year-old Loren Wheeler, of Midland, Mich., was arrested on a warrant charging him with solicitation of murder. Wheeler, arrested Wednesday, remains in custody in the Linn County jail awaiting an extradition hearing, scheduled for Monday.

Michigan authorities believe he hired his nephew, 23-year-old Steven Mashue, of Richland Township, Mich., to kill his wife while he was out of out.

Mashue was arrested last Tuesday in Michigan and charged with attempted homicide, first-degree home invasion, unlawful imprisonment and using a firearm while committing a felony. He is being held under a $5 million cash bond.

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