POLSON, Mont. -

A 56-year-old Polson man is charged with trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend to prevent her from testifying against him at his rape trial.

District Judge James Manley on Friday granted a request by Lake County prosecutors to have Dennis Jay Hobbs held on $5 million bail. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on charges of solicitation of deliberate homicide, stalking and tampering with a witness.

Hobbs was released on bond last year after being charged with two counts of raping and assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Prosecutors allege he drove by her residence and her place of work, made hang-up phone calls and asked the nephew of the then-Polson police chief to find someone who would kill her. Court records say Hobbs is on probation in Idaho.

Hobbs' attorney in the rape case didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment.