NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

 

Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  
 

                      

Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
     (256) 427-7157             (256) 746-4111          (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503

            



Twenty Men Charged

In Prostitution Sting

 

Huntsville, Alabama (May 5, 2005) It was an all day operation on Wednesday, but Police Officers with the West Precinct and Investigators with the STAC Team arrested 20 men for Soliciting undercover female officers for prostitution. All of the men allegedly offered the female officers money for sex. 

 

Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said officers had been looking for 42-year-old Henry John Bobo of 2107 13th Street who was charged with Soliciting Prostitution. Two women were arrested from the 13th street home during last week’s sting. Johnson said neighbors had frequently complained about the ongoing traffic, drugs and prostitution at this home. During the past 3 weeks a total of 18 women and 22 men have been arrested in prostitution stings in the West Precinct area. Johnson added that the men arrested Wednesday in West Huntsville lived as far away as Cullman and Decatur. All were booked into the Madison County Metro Jail.

 

  1. 42-year-old Henry John Bobo, from Huntsville, arrested at 2107 13th Street, charged with Soliciting.
  2. 41-year-old Russell Handley, from Cullman, arrested at 1st St and 8th Ave charged with Soliciting.
  3. 44-year-old Joe Starks, from Huntsville, arrested at 2414 Boardman, charged with Soliciting.
  4. 35-year-old Martin Bokangaikuku, from Huntsville, arrested at Boardman and 9th Street charged with Soliciting.
  5. 47-year-old Andre Acklin, from Huntsville, arrested at 9th Ave and Seminole Drive, charged with Soliciting.
  1. 59-year-old Freddie Gifford Vest, from Decatur, arrested at 8th Ave and Seminole Drive, charged with Soliciting.
  2. 33-year-old Augustine Gayflor Sewar, from Huntsville, arrested at 8th Avenue and Seminole Drive, charged with Soliciting.
  3. 55-year-old Ronald Allan Wilson, from Hazel Green, arrested at 8th Avenue and Seminole Drive, charged with Soliciting.
  4. 59-year-old Kenneth Wayne Guthrie, from Princeton, Alabama, arrested at 8th Ave and Seminole Drive, charged with Soliciting.
  5. 24-year-old Benjamin Michael Randall, from Huntsville, arrested at 9th Ave and Seminole Drive, arrested at 9th Ave and Seminole Drive, charged with Soliciting and Possession of Marijuana.
  6. 30-year-old Sedrick Barnard Pruitt, from Huntsville, arrested at 7th Avenue and Seminole Drive, charged with Soliciting.
  7. 38-year-old Reginald Henderson, from Huntsville, arrested at South Parkway and Governors Drive, charged with Soliciting.
  8. 30-year-old Austin Harvey Cottle, from Huntsville, arrested at 9th Ave and Seminole Drive, charged with Soliciting.
  9. 22-year-old Michael Thomas Stinnett, from Huntsville, arrested at 2411 9th Ave, charged with Soliciting.
  10. 18-year-old Anthony James Battle, from Harvest, arrested at 10th Street and 1st Street, charged with Soliciting.
  11. 33-year-old David Lee Summers, from Harvest, arrested at 3rd Ave and 8th Street, charged with Soliciting.
  12. 40-year-old David Hernandez Rodriguez, from Huntsville, arrested at 10th Street and 1st Street, charged with Soliciting.
  13. 19-year-old Raul Hernandez Martinez, from Huntsville, arrested at 10th Street and 1st Street, charged with Soliciting.
  14. 42-year-old Robert Williams, from Huntsville, arrested at 10th Street and 1st Street charged with Soliciting.
  15. 64-year-old Jerry Wayne Mitchell, from Huntsville, arrested at 10th Ave and 4th Street charged with Soliciting.