Franklin, TN – A Memphis man and woman remain in custody following prostitution arrests, Friday, at a Cool Springs Extended Stay.
After Franklin Flex Officers discovered a sexually explicit ad on Backpage.com, they set up surveillance at the Extended Stay motel located at 680 Bakers Bridge Avenue. It did not take long for officers to observe traffic in and out of a room there, consistent with a prostitution operation.
During the course of their investigation, officers arrested 24-year-old Crystal Mitchell and 27-year-old Hosie Perry
of Memphis for promoting prostitution. During a search of their 2006 Cadillac, officers found a booking sheet on Mitchell from her prostitution arrest in Las Vegas, along with several hotel receipts and other evidence of a prostitution enterprise. Perry, a convicted felon, was found in possession of marijuana during his arrest. Officers seized nearly $3,000 in cash from Perry during the arrest.
Mitchell, held on a $50k bond for Promoting Prostitution and Perry, held on a $51,500 bond for Promoting Prostitution and Simple Possession, are due in court 11/06/2014 at 1:00 pm.
“We are going to continue relentless enforcement against those engaged in prostitution,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “The message to those folks is real clear: Go somewhere else.”
To send an anonymous tip to Franklin Police, text the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411 (Tip411),
or call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513
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