Texas Vehicle Dealer Allegedly Hired Ex-Soldiers To Murder Ex-Mistress, Boyfriend

A Texas vehicle dealer charged with getting a man who stated he would be a former Israeli special forces soldier to assassinate his former mistress and her partner continues to be indicted on murder and kidnapping charges.

Eric Charles Maund, 46, is accused of soliciting a guy he thought to be an ex-person in the Israeli Defense Forces to murder Carol Johnson and William Lanway, based on a recently unsealed indictment acquired by

Maund, Gilad Peled, 47, and 2 former U.S. Marines were indicted on charges including conspiracy to commit kidnapping, kidnapping leading to dying, and transporting, brandishing, and discharging a gun during and with regards to a criminal offense of violence in link with the alleged murder-for-hire plot.

The 2 former Marines were recognized as 46-year-old Bryon Brockway of Austin, Texas and 30-year-old Adam Carey of Richlands, New York.

In Feb 2020, Maund — the master of a string of automobile dealerships within the Austin-area — sent a text to Johnson, that he formerly were built with a relationship, in front of a trip to Nashville.

“Good day beautiful!” the written text mentioned, based on the indictment. “Looking forward too [sic] later. I’ll setup a meeting within the bar like before. Text me when you turn up.”

Maund — who frequently traveled to Nashville to go to family — received numerous threatening text messages from Williams’ boyfriend, Lanway, after he came back to Texas. Lanway required cash and cautioned Maund that he’d expose the affair when the Texas auto dealer didn’t repay, government bodies stated.

Maund then contacted Peled, a self-professed former person in the Israeli Defense Forces, to assist him cope with the extortion efforts. 

Based on the indictment, on March 5, Maund allegedly compensated $15,000 to Peled, whose company marketed quashing extortion scenarios, in return for an “intelligence report.”

Carey and Brockway then started surveilling the pair, supplying Maund having a set of March 9, government bodies stated.

On March 12, Maund transferred $150,000 to some banking account Peled oversaw. Later on that day, prosecutors say, Carey and Brockaway gunned Lanway inside a Nashville apartment parking area and kidnapped Johnson. The previous Marines then allegedly drove Johnson and Lanway’s body to some construction site on Old Hickory Boulevard and shot her multiple occasions.

Johnson and Lanway’s physiques were left in the construction site. The 2 ex-Marines then came back accommodations vehicle and fled Nashville.

As a whole, prosecutors repeat the auto dealer sent $750,000 to Peled, beginning in March.

On 12 ,. 14, the FBI and Nashville Police detectives arrested Maund, Peled, Carey, and Brockway in various states. All are presently in federal child custody. 

“This analysis started using the discovery of two physiques in the vehicle on Good Friday 2020,” Nashville Police Chief John Drake stated, NBC News reported.

Carey and Brockway have detention proceedings scheduled on Thursday in New York and California, correspondingly, officials stated.

Dale McConnell, an over-all manager at Charles Maund Volkswagen, wasn’t immediately readily available for comment concerning the open situation when contacted by on Tuesday morning.

If charged, Maund, together with his alleged accomplices, face existence imprisonment. 

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