SAN ANGELO -A Ballinger man was arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor by the San Angelo Police Department.

SAN ANGELO -A Ballinger man was arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor by the San Angelo Police Department.

Howard Alexander Plumley, 28, of Ballinger, Texas.  Plumley was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and booked for Felony 2 online solicitation of a minor, a second degree felony.

On February 2, the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division (SCD) began an online solicitation investigation in an attempt to identify potential child predators in San Angelo. 

Throughout February, SCD established electronic communication with one potential suspect identified as Plumley which resulted in the exchange of illicit photographs and comments with a victim who was being portrayed as a minor child. 

On Feb. 28, the Plumley reportedly contacted the victim to arrange a meeting in the San Angelo Community Medical Center parking lot.  When the he arrived, he was met by SCD Detectives who ultimately took him into custody without incident. 

Members of the Patrol Division assisted with the investigation, which is ongoing.