September 16, 2021

Inmate charged after allegedly soliciting murder of deputy

Jonathan Taylor Lawrence (Photo: TCSO)

(Lagrange, GA) — An inmate at the Troup County jail is facing a new charge after allegedly soliciting the murder of a Troup County Deputy.

Authorities say that an investigation by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division began on August 20, 2020 after they received information that 28-year-old Jonathan Taylor Lawrence of Senoia, GA was possibly soliciting the murder of a deputy.

Lawrence is charged with one felony count of Criminal Attempt Murder after an investigation found he had attempted to contact an undercover officer and give them a plan to murder the deputy.

Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Stewart Smith stated in a press release that Lawrence made “substantial steps” to have the deputy murdered.

The name of the deputy is not being released for security reasons.

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