A national guardsman is facing one count of solicitation to commit first-degree murder and is being held on a $1 million dollar bond.

Army SGT, Rhett Micheal Barlow, 22, was arrested on Jan 6th and is facing charges for hiring a hitman to kill a truck driver who took his mother’s life 8 years ago in a vehicle accident.

Barlow was 15 years old when his mother, Michelle Simone Barlow, 42, was crushed between two trucks on March 22, 2016.

Rhett Michael Barlow

The truck driver, Donald Wayne Caulder Jr, collided with Michelle Simone Barlow while driving his Freightliner dump truck. Michelle Barlow was operating a Toyota Sienna minivan during the collision.

An investigation by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol revealed that the trailer’s brakes were non-functional as they were not connected to the truck.

The force of the impact caused Michelle Barlow’s minivan to collide with the rear of a tractor-trailer truck driven by Marvin Douglas Erb, then 49, from Danville, Virginia. The dump truck partially came to rest on top of Michelle Barlow’s minivan.

Caulder, aged 29 at the time, was arrested and subsequently convicted in January 2017 of misdemeanor death by vehicle and failure to reduce speed.

According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, Caulder was given a sentence with special probation.