As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested on Tuesday and stands accused of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife, according to the NBC affiliate in San Diego, Ca.
Lambesis was arrested after he allegedly asked an undercover detective to murder his estranged wife and was charged with solicitation of another to commit murder.
San Diego County Sheriff's Department told NBC that Lambesis was arrested at a business in Oceanside, Ca without incident.
Police reportedly began their investigation last Thursday after they were tipped off that the singer was purportedly attempting to solicit someone to murder his wife.
A spokesperson for the Sheriff's Department said "the information came to us late last week. We acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy."