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A murder for hire plot ended at the Phoenix Auto Body Shop where Dougherty County Police arrested Princess Eatmon, but the case goes back to early August when forged checks were passed at the A&S Food Store on Mobile Avenue.

That investigation led to a raid of Eatmon's home.

"The individuals were arrested at that particular incident which led to the search warrant of Princess Eatmons resident," says Sergeant Chad Kirkpatrick

Noel Jones and Dontreal Jenkins were arrested for forgery. Apparently, Eatmon thought they would implicate her.

Kirkpatrick says, "Princess Eatmon believed that an individuals that name cannot be released at this time actually told on her for these forgeries."

Investigators say she contacted an old friend, Kevinall Wheeler (who at the time was locked up in Mitchell county jail), to help her hire a hit man to cover her tracks permanently.

"She was driving around Albany while she was talking to Kevinall in the Mitchell county jail and he was giving her directions to locate the hit man's residence"

But she didn't realize those conversations were being taped at the jail and reviewed by police.

"This is a joint investigation between Dougherty County Police Dept, The Secret Service, and Mitchell County Police Department."

Investigators say Eatmon was worried they were after her in the forgery case. So she decided to change the distinctive pink paint job on her Dodge Charger. But tips led police right to her Tuesday

"She was at this place to get her car repainted and the individuals advised us that she was there."

She's now charged with use of an article with an altered ID, conspiracy to commit murder, and criminal attempt and solicitation for murder.

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