BELTON — A Belton man was indicted by a Bell County grand jury Wednesday for the alleged online solicitation of a minor.

Robert Lee Soll, 49, was caught in a sting operation that began with the Texas Department of Public Safety in Woodway, an arrest affidavit said.

A Woodway detective told the Belton Police Department an unknown person started talking with him online about setting up a meeting with a 16-year-old girl in Belton for sex.

The man talked about the many sexual activities he would like to perform with who he thought was a teenage girl. He sent pictures and sexually explicit videos and talked about a specific act he wanted to perform. He said he knew the girl was underage and definitely wanted their communications kept secret because he didn’t want to go to jail, the affidavit said.

The man agreed to meet Aug. 9 at the Belton Starbucks, and officers set up in the area and watched a vehicle pull into the parking lot. A man got out of the vehicle, went into Starbucks and seemed to look for someone. The officers stopped him and the man identified himself as Soll. Soll reportedly agreed to talk to the officers and was advised of his rights.

Soll reportedly confessed to being the man communicating with someone he thought was an underage girl and said many of the communications happened in Bell County, the affidavit said.

An arrest warrant was issued Aug. 10 by Bell County Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield.

Soll was released Aug. 11 on $100,000 bail, Bell County Chief Deputy Chuck Cox said Wednesday.

Marquis Risean Anderson

Marquis Risean Anderson, 26, of Temple was indicted for the alleged assault on a family/household member with previous convictions.

Anderson reportedly caused bodily injury to a family member by hitting her on or about the head, the indictment said. He previously was convicted Dec. 20, 2013, and May 31, 2011, of assault with bodily injury of a family member.

He was in the Bell County Jail on Wednesday, held in lieu of $8,000 bail.

Jimmy Carol Donaldson

Jimmy Carol Donaldson, 51, of Temple reportedly failed to comply with a sex offender’s registration requirement, according to an arrest affidavit.

Donaldson registered Nov. 4, 2016, with the Bell County Sheriff’s Department as a sex offender and gave an address of 7880 E. U.S. Highway 190 (now Interstate 14). Donaldson was convicted Oct. 2, 1989, in Robertson County.

Three compliance checks were made at that address in February and March, but Donaldson wasn’t there. On March 17, the current residents said Donaldson was kicked out of the residence before Christmas 2016 and they didn’t know where he was, the affidavit said.

Checks of the National Sex Offender Registry didn’t find a more current registration anywhere than the one Nov. 4, 2016, with the Bell County Sheriff’s Department.

A warrant was issued March 24 by Duffield.

Other indictments

  • Brandon Lessley Brown, 44, of Salado, evading arrest with a vehicle.
  • Jacob Allen Luna, 40, of Belton, possession of a controlled substance 4 grams or more.
  • Chenevert White, 46, of Temple, possession of a controlled substance 1 gram or more (repeat offender).
  • Dailaterian Xzayvion Rashad, 23, of Killeen, continuous violence against a family member-assault of a family member within 12 months.
  • Debbie Lynn Sybert, 49, of Salado, driving while intoxicated third or more.
  • Trevon Scott Nine, 40, of Temple, driving while intoxicated third or more.

The grand jury issued 26 true bills and one no bill.