As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly conspiring to have his estranged wife murdered.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Lambesis was arrested "without incident."  They learned last week that the Christian heavy metal singer had asked somebody to kill his wife.  A spokesman for the San Diego Country Sheriff's Department said:

"The information came to us last week.  We acted quickly on it.  I believe that we averted a great tragedy."

Allegedly, Lambesis asked an undercover detective to kill his wife on Tuesday afternoon.  After that, he was arrested.

As I Lay Dying recently toured Asia.  They just returned home on Monday.