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Georgia man sentenced to 35 years behind bars after ordering hit on deputy while in custody

A Hogansville, Georgia, man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday after he was found guilty of plotting to hire a hitman to murder a Troup County law enforcement official who was investigating drug charges against him.

On Aug. 25, 2023, a Troup County jury found 31-year-old Jonathan Lawrence guilty of conspiracy to commit malice murder, threatening a witness and trafficking methamphetamine, FOX 5 Atlanta reported.

Lawrence was pulled over by police on April 24, 2020, on East Main Street in Hogansville, and during the stop, investigators discovered two ounces of methamphetamine in the car.

While the jury convicted Lawrence of three charges, it acquitted him of one count each of criminal attempt to commit malice murder and threatening a witness.

Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.

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