Local authorities have arrested a man in connection with a murder-for-hire plot.

Authorities say Brian Travis Padnos Allen of Mebane was arrested by members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office after law enforcement received information that Allen was attempting to contract a murder.

A release from the Sheriff’s Office says the intended target was the significant other of a former girlfriend.

Allen is a lifetime registered sex offender, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say Allen was taken into custody without incident and is being held under a $500,000 secured bond.