Gary Alan Montgomery, 55, is charged with solicitation to commit murder, TBI agents said in a news release.
Agents said Montgomery was looking for someone to kill his wife sometime between May 2 and May 3. Officials said Montgomery had multiple conversations with an individual about having his wife killed and agreed to sign over ownership of his house as payment.
Montgomery was arrested and charged Thursday. He was booked into the Davidson County Jail, where he is being held on a $200,000 bond.