KINGSTON, TN (WATE) – A Roane County woman was arrested Wednesday on charges she tried to hire someone to kill her ex-boyfriend. Laura Ann Buckingham, 29, is charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder.

The Roane County Sheriff’s Office and 9th District Attorney General’s office says she and her ex-boyfriend Bradley Sutherland, who lives in Indiana, have joint custody of their three-year-old son. Since moving to Tennessee, Buckingham has been driving to Louisville, Kentucky, every Sunday to exchange custody of her son.

Sutherland, who works in Louisville, was notified of Buckingham’s arrest at his place of work. He is now cooperating with law enforcement.

Buckingham is being held on $150,000 and her son is with his father in Indiana. No other information has been released.