Felony Arrest in Auburn

July 26, 2013

On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 the Auburn Police Division arrested Keith R. Stephens, age 55, of Opelika on a felony warrant for Criminal Solicitation to Commit Murder.  Stephens arrest stems from the investigation of a police report dated July 19, 2013 in which he allegedly contacted an acquaintance and enlisted their assistance in locating a third party to kill an ex-family member.  That family member currently resides in Opelika.  Auburn detectives determined the allegation was creditable and worked with the Opelika Police Department on the investigation.  As a result, Stephens was taken into custody during an interview at the Auburn Police Division.  He was transported to the Lee County Detention Center where he is currently being held on a $75,000 bond.