Man given deferred sentence

Tuesday, August 1st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- A Tulsa man who pleaded guilty in the extortion of a Glenpool woman he met over the Internet has been given a two-year deferred sentence. Twenty-three-year-old Michael Brandon Lanter was sentenced Monday. He had pleaded guilty June 19th.

Police say Lanter was arrested March 1st after he tried to extort $300 from the woman by threatening to tell her husband some sexual activities he and the victim had engaged in. The woman told police the two met on the Internet before meeting in person.

Court documents showed that Lanter threatened to use a gun on her if she didn't give him the money. No gun was found when he was arrested. The deferred sentence means Lanter will not go to prison and his case can be dismissed with no conviction on his record if he completes the probation.