Commerce man accepts plea deal for soliciting minor

COMMERCE, TX -- A Commerce man has pleaded guilty to soliciting a child online.

27-year old Lawrence Lumpkin was indicted in January for one count of online solicitation of a minor and one count of escape while being apprehended.

Authorities charged Lumpkin after he used the Internet to solicit a female under 17 years old. Lumpkin pleaded guilty to the solicitation charge and the escape charge was dismissed.

He accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced to four years in prison and will get credit for the 17-months he's served.

Sherman 4201 Texoma Pkwy (903) 892 -8123 Ardmore 2624 S. Commerce (580) 223-0946
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