Lamar man arrested for attempted sexual conduct

Lamar, SC (WMBF) – A Lamar man has been arrested for attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor and criminal solicitation of a minor.

Michael Anthony Howle, 24, was arrested and booked into the Darlington County Detention Center Saturday afternoon after he attempted to get a female juvenile to meet him with the intent of having sex with her.

The juvenile's mother intercepted the message through a social media site and turned it over to the Darlington City Police Department to investigate.

As a result, Howle was arrested and will now have to face a judge.

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