LINN COUNTY, Iowa- A Cedar Rapids man is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill a University of Iowa medical professor.
Authorities say they began investigating 35-year-old Steven Arce in November of 2018.
They say an informant was used to gather information in the case. Authorities say during a recorded conversation, Arce is heard talking about removing serial numbers off a gun and using it to kill a professor.
Arce remains in custody in the Linn County Jail.