19 prostitution arrests made in North Knoxville area

19 prostitution arrests made in North Knoxville area

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19 charged in Knoxville prostitution sting 19 charged in Knoxville prostitution sting
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knoxville Police Department has arrested 19 people in relation to prostitution-related charges.

According to Lt. DeBow with KPD, officers conducted several operations that spanned from Tuesday to early Saturday morning.

KPD says this was in response to numerous complaints of prostitution and other criminal activity around the area of N. Central Street and Broadway.

Prostitutes soliciting and those patronizing were targets for officers. The operations are planned to continue throughout the summer in an attempt to curb this kind of criminal activity.

The complete list of arrests made are below:

Charged for patronizing prostitution:

  • Patrick Welch, 48, of North Knoxville
  • Manuel Santiag,o 43, of North Knoxville
  • Ricky Hollifield, 54, of Jacksboro
  • Alvin Caffey, 52, of East Knoxville
  • Jeffery Crof,t 49, of Clinton
  • Henery Gonzales, 34, of West Knoxville
  • Randolph Hunter, 58, of East Knoxville
  • Jeffrey Williams, 51, of Tazewell

Charged for Soliciting prostitution:

  • Tracy Fox, 28, of East Knoxville
  • Diedra Walker, 43, of North Knoxville (Charged with 2 counts of prostitution and 1 count of promoting prostitution)
  • Angie Nichols, 43, of Maryville (also charged with Possession of drug paraphernalia)
  • Yolanda McKenzy, 58, of East Knoxville
  • Josephine Collwell, 39, of North Knoxville
  • Victoria Stafford, 47, West Knoxville
  • Reanna Willhite, 29, of South Knoxville
  • Johnnie Long, 58, of Maryville
  • Marie Crawford, 48, of North Knoxville
  • Emily Carmichael 22, of East Knox County
  • Tiffany Sharp 44, South Knoxville (also charged with Possession of drug paraphernalia)
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