Men Arrested After On-Line Prostitution Investigaton

By May 6, 2016 January 11th, 2019 Press Releases

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announces that twenty-two men have been arrested after members of CPD’s Organized Crime and Narcotics Unit (OCN), and members of Metro and North Region’s Community Response Teams (CRT) conducted a two-day prostitution investigation regarding an on-line advertising website.

Here is a list of the suspects:

*Marcus Hall (DOB: 9-22-1984) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Edward Crosby (DOB: 1-20-1984) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Chase Williams (DOB: 7-10-1986) Soliciting for Prostitution, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Cocaine
*Terry Frierson (DOB: 8-12-1989) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Kiefer Patrick (DOB: 1-28-1994) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Bryan O’Connor (DOB: 9-8-1991) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Matthew Peck (DOB: 6-4-1971) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Ric Orange (DOB: 5-3-1989) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Irwin Anderson (DOB: 7-24-1974) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Gregory Ritter (DOB: 7-29-1979) Soliciting for Prostitution, Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana
*Ismael Morales (DOB: 6-18-1963) Soliciting for Prostitution
*David Robinson, Junior (DOB: 11-1-1974) Soliciting for Prostitution and Possession of Marijuana *Johnny Reid (DOB: 10-5-1988) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Rogelio Languren (DOB: 2-11-1981) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Stephen Pinnell (DOB: 2-3-1976) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Victorio Diaz- Ramirez (DOB: 2-24-1976) Soliciting for Prostitution
*James Worth (DOB: 7-4-1966) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Alan Hubbs (DOB: 11-6-1969) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Antwan Smith (DOB: 1-8-1992) Soliciting for Prostitution and Unlawful Carry of a Pistol
*Clay Gibson (DOB: 7-15-1992) Soliciting for Prostitution
*Basil Mack (DOB: 1-7-1975) Soliciting for Prostitution

The investigation was conducted on May 3-4, 2016 across Columbia. A majority of the suspects are married and work as cooks, construction workers, custodians, internet technician, truck drivers, a carpenter, and a café manager. A few of the men are unemployed.

The suspects were taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

CPD will continue its investigations into persons involved in using social media as a tool to engage in illegal acts, including prostitution.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.