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Released: 8/6/2010 Who do I contact? Dan Grubb
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Prostitution Bust Nets Repeat Offenders



            On 8/5/2010 at approximately 10:30am, seven suspects were arrested after police ran a sting operation at Person Street and Pepsi Lane across from the Red Carpet Inn. Police Chief Tom Bergamine has consistently taken a very strong stance against”quality of life” crimes, such as prostitution. Police advise that they will continue to run similar operations throughout the city.


           Arrested and charged were:

  • Lorna White 45, of for Prostitution.
  • Bobby Webb, 51, for Solicitation for Prostitution.
  • Virgil Callahan, 37, for Solicitation for Prostitution.
  • Vernon Melvin, 26, for Solicitation for Prostitution.
  • Patrick Uwooma, 35, for Soliciting for Prostitution.
  • Tremaine Carr, 22, for Procuring for Prostitution
  • Evert Masters, 76, for Soliciting for a Crime against Nature.

           White was also charged with Drug Paraphernalia. Melvin was also charged with Possession of Marijuana and Driving While License Revoked.


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