Savannah police arrest 16 in prostitution stings

Crime & Safety
ARREST 1_1522147764304.jpg.jpg

More than a dozen people are behind bars as a result of three prostitution stings over the past month.

According to the Savannah Police Department (SPD), their Central Precinct identified the cases of prostitution and other related criminal activity.

SPD’s Crime Suppression Unit then began conducting undercover operations at locations including the motel district on Highway 17 and the Jefferson Street corridor.

SPD says the most recent operation occurred on Saturday, July 21.

The following 16 individuals were arrested:

Sabrina Williams, 36: prostitution, possession of drug-related object, contempt of court

Tiera Woods, 32: prostitution, possession of drug-related object, contempt of court, probation violation

Detra Taylor, 40: prostitution

Melissa Woodruff, 44: prostitution/sexual battery

Mary Jones, 55: prostitution

Amber Valdez, 25: prostitution

Detra Taylor, 40: prostitution

DeAnn Conner, 50: prostitution

Annaliesa Merrill, 33: prostitution

Jefte Flores, 36: pandering

Pablo Ramirez-Guerro, 43: pandering

Franklin Jackson, 62: pandering

Joseph McCullough, 60: pandering

Michelle Sanchez, 46: prostitution

Norma Evans, 59: prostitution

Shantell Baker, 26: prostitution, simple battery on officer, disorderly conduct

“These crimes, while perceived to be victimless crimes, affect the quality of life and lead to the degradation of the neighborhoods they infiltrate,” Chief Mark Revenew said in a press release. “All too often these illicit activities breed other Part 1 crimes, such as sexual assaults, battery and robberies.”

According to SPD, operations will continue.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories