A Lawrence County inmate has been charged with solicitation of murder.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has charged inmate, Kenneth Ray McDonald, 42, with criminal solicitation of murder.

McDonald is currently incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail on charges of rape, three counts of rape of a child less than 12 years-old, 10 counts of sodomy, incest and willful abuse and torture of a child less than 18.

Authorities stated McDonald has been in jail since March 6, 2019, and during that time investigators received information that he had been soliciting the murder of someone that would affect the pending charges against him.

Investigators were able to obtain a felony arrest warrant on the charge of criminal solicitation murder.

This added charge has a bond of $60,000 where he remains in the Lawrence County Jail with a bond now totalling $930,000.



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