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Inmates Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Posted July 16, 2007

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— Three inmates out of jail on work release ended up back in jail after police arrested them and 10 other people last week in a prostitution sting.

Twelve men and one woman were arrested in Durham on Friday in the area of Angier Avenue and Juniper Street.

Rodney Lee Robinson, 34; Albert Leon Green, 23; and Elvis Thomas Poole, 36, all on work release from the Durham Correctional Center on Prison Camp Road, were each arrested at Juniper Street and Hyde Park Avenue and charged with two counts of solicitation for prostitution.

Officers also made the following arrests:

  • Leobardo Cervantes Arreola, 31, of Rosedale Avenue in Durham, was arrested at Angier Avenue and Holman Street and charged with solicitation for prostitution.
     
  • Alonzo Thomas Bryant, 58, of Fashion Place in Durham, was arrested at Angier Avenue and Hoover Road and charged with solicitation for prostitution.
     
  • Edgar Melvin Chambers, 48, of Chambers Loop Road in Timberlake, was arrested at Angier Avenue and Hoover Road and charged with solicitation for prostitution and solicitation for crimes against nature.
     
  • Darrell Dewayne Corn, 38, of Fayetteville Road in Durham, was arrested at Angier Avenue and Holman Street and charged with solicitation for prostitution.
     
  • Rogelio Rios Garza, 29, of Fayetteville Street in Durham, was arrested at Juniper Street and Hyde Park Avenue and charged with solicitation for prostitution.
     
  • Thomas Jiles Jr., 43, of Garner Road in Raleigh, was arrested at Angier Avenue and Hoover Road and charged with solicitation for crimes against nature.
     
  • Jesus Rivera Leon, 26, of Shady River Court in Durham, was arrested at Angier Avenue and Holman Street and charged with solicitation for prostitution.
     
  • Maxine Latta Moore, 47, of Hyde Park Avenue in Durham, was arrested at Juniper Street and Hyde Park Avenue and charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.
     
  • Joe Lee Patterson, 44, of Crest Street, in Durham, was arrested at Juniper Street and Hyde Park Avenue and charged with two counts of solicitation for prostitution.
     
  • Maurice Vincent Smith, 50, of Hartford Avenue, in New Bern, was arrested at Juniper Street and Hyde Park Avenue and charged with solicitation for prostitution and solicitation for crimes against nature.
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  • mramorak Jul 17, 2007

    OH my post wasn't so bad.

  • iamforjustice Jul 17, 2007

    Durham is an All America city.....what is that supposed to mean?

  • GAP PERSON Jul 17, 2007

    Many people are confused over this "It is a trust thing" No Officer are with these inmates during there work release programs. They are dropped of and then retuned by another officer. No one officer can stay there to watch them every minute. there are not enough of these officers to be with them. That is why the inmates have to work their trust.We all know that these inmates arent in there for singing to loud in church, but they are trying or have worked to get to that point. And there are inmates working everywhere, in just about every place you go. There are even inmates that can go home on the weekends as long as they are back by the unit by a certian time. It is a long process and it really gets aggrivating.

  • Nancy Jul 16, 2007

    believer - I suspect they were both, johns and prostitutes.

  • believer58 Jul 16, 2007

    Some scary looking folks on that website.

  • believer58 Jul 16, 2007

    Ok...I'm confused.

    Were these people the "tricks"....or were they the prostitutes?

  • Nancy Jul 16, 2007

    hhhmmm, the post is now back up, very strange indeed.

  • Nancy Jul 16, 2007

    hhhmmm, WRAL did not allow the Durham Police Dept link to photos they have of their website of those arrested. That's interesting.

  • Nancy Jul 16, 2007

    "I notice Maxine was the only one to put up a fight...that probably says a wholllleee lot..."

    Here are some photos of prostitutes arrested in Durham in May - from their website:

    http://www.durhampolice.com/news/pdf/070522_1.pdf

  • believer58 Jul 16, 2007

    "Ricky.....you got some 'splaing to do!!!"

    This is a hoot!!

    Does WRAL normally list the names and ages of everyone arrested in every case?

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