Three men arrested in West Virginia for the solicitation of a minor

West Virginia

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS)– Three men were arrested on Sunday, December 12, 2021, and Monday, December 13, 2021, for traveling to meet a minor.

According to a press release from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, police arrested and charged all three men with the solicitation of a minor.

Michael Davis Bowman, 30, of Bluefield, West Virginia was reportedly arrested for soliciting and traveling to engage a minor in prohibited sexual activities. Brandon Monte Lee, 29, of McDowell County, was also arrested after authorities said he traveled to meet a minor. Bowman and Lee are being held at Southern Regional Jail to await court proceedings.

Robert Alexander Ercoline Jr, 56, of Bluefield, West Virginia was arrested where he allegedly traveled to meet a minor. He is out on bond. A booking photo for only Michael Bowman is currently available.

Deputies say no further information can be given regarding the arrests at this time.

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