Orange Co. sex offender arrested in murder-for-hire plot

Brian Travis Padnos Allen (Orange County Sheriff's Office)

A lifetime registered sex offender from Mebane is again in trouble with the law, this time in connection with a murder-for-hire plot.

Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested Brian Travis Padnos Allen, 24, on Sept. 26.

Investigators said they received word that Allen was attempting to arrange the murder of his former girlfriend's "significant other."

After an undercover investigation by the sheriff's office, Allen was arrested and charged with solicitation to commit murder.

He is being held at the Orange County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond.

Allen is registered with the Orange County Sheriff's Office as a lifetime sex offender.

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