Thirteen charged in Chattanooga prostitution sting

Thirteen charged in Chattanooga prostitution sting

February 6th, 2015 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Clockwise from top left: William Beamon, Gerald Watkins, Ashton Ammons and Edward Holloway

Clockwise from top left: William Beamon, Gerald Watkins,...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

William Watkins

William Watkins

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Chattanooga police arrested and cited 13 people in a two-day long prostitution sting this week, police said today. 

Investigators targeted the Oak Grove and East Lake neighborhoods in the operation on Wednesday and Thursday, police said. Several individuals were charged with gambling and prostitution.

Eight people were arrested the first day in Oak Grove and five people were arrested and cited the second day at two locations in East Lake: 2800 Watauga Street and 2000 Willow Street. 

Suspects are listed below:

Freddie Hodges, 56: Gambling, Gambling device

William Beamon, 47: Gambling, Gambling device

Kenya Russell, 33: Obstruction of a passageway

Ashton Ammons, 23: Obstruction of a passageway

Deborah Raines, 43: Prostitution

Wendy Smith, 37: Prostitution

Shannon Speck, 34: Prostitution

Marion Heard, 43: Prostitution

Edward Holloway, 64: patronizing prostitution, simple possession of crack cocaine

Gerald Watkins, 53: patronizing prostitution

Ivan Montanez, 49: patronizing prostitution

William Watkins, 31: patronizing prostitution

Kenneth Brite, 57: patronizing prostitution

Note: Available mugshots have been posted. Not everyone has been booked.


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