Man busted for trying to hire hitman

A Fulton man was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he tried to hire someone to kill his wife.

Authorities arrested 32-year-old Michael Gordon on an outstanding warrant for first-degree assault.

The arrest stemmed from a November 2012 investigation in which Gordon attempted to hire someone to murder his wife.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and MUSTANG Drug Task Force assisted the Callaway County Sheriffâ??s Office with this investigation.

Gordon is in the Callaway County Jail on $250,000 cash-only bond.