Lawrence Charles Bryson

Lawrence Charles Bryson

A 23-year-old Temple man was arrested Tuesday and charged in a Killeen murder-for-hire scheme.

Lawrence Charles Bryson was arrested by Temple Police officers on a Killeen Police Department capital murder charge, Bell County Jail records indicated. No bond was set by press time.

Ofelia Miramontez, a Killeen Police spokeswoman, didn’t immediately release any information Tuesday in response to a Temple Daily Telegram request for an incident report. Instead, she sent the reporter’s questions through the open records process, Miramontez said.

Miramontez didn’t respond to a second email that asked about the case associated with Bryson’s arrest or return a reporter’s phone call.

The Bell County District Clerk’s office didn’t have an arrest affidavit by press time Tuesday.

Bryson is a felon convicted in the assault of a public servant for which he was arrested on Jan. 9, 2012. The arrest was by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department on McLennan County charges.

Bryson was convicted on June 1, 2012, of the third-degree felony and was sentenced to four years in prison. He was paroled on Dec. 16, 2015, until the expiration of his sentence on Jan. 9, 2016.

His Texas Department of Public Safety record also indicated a previous offense on June 28, 2011, in Bell County when Bryson was a juvenile, but the crime wasn’t listed. His sentence was set to expire on Dec. 8, 2013.

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