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13 charged in prostitution and solicitation sting

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A prostitution and solicitation sting over a two-day period yielded 13 arrests in Chattanooga.

The first part of the operation focused on prostitution and took place on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, in what police refer to as the Fox team area, which is the areas of Ridgedale, Highland Park and Eastlake.

During the daylong operation, two people were charged with gambling, two were charged with obstructing a passageway, and four were charged with prostitution.

  • 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

The second operation focused on solicitation, taking place on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at two locations: 2800 Watauga and 2000 Willow St.

Five individuals were cited for patronizing prostitution.

  • Edward Holloway, 64 (also charged for crack cocaine)
  • Gerald Watkins, 53
  • Ivan Montanez, 49
  • William Watkins, 31
  • Kenneth Brite, 57
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