Latosha Murray arrested for prostitution


46-year-old Latosha Lashelle Murray had a bench warrant issued for her arrest on September 15th, 2023. Murray was taken into custody for prostitution near a church/school on May 8th, 2024.

Yolanda Jones offers oral sex to undercover officer for $25

59-year-old Yolanda Jones was seen soliciting officers on February 3rd, 2021, near Summer Avenue. Officers were performing an undercover operation and were flagged down and approached by Jones. She had a brief conversation with the officer before she offered to perform oral sex on him for $25.00. The officer then performed the takedown signal, and Jones was arrested and cited for prostitution. Jones then bonded out but failed to appear in court on two separate occasions: April 7th, 2021, and February 11th, 2022. Jones was then taken into custody on April 27th, 2024, and charged for prostitution.

Sharon Banner charged after stealing from multiple business, soliciting officers for sex

59-year-old Sharon Banner was seen stealing from numerous locations and soliciting officers. On July 26th, 2023, officers responded to a shoplifting incident at a Family Dollar near Jackson Avenue. They met with Winford Moorehead, store security, who said Banner came into the store, picked up four 12-packs of Sprite, and walked out. On August 5th, 2023, Moorehead reported that Banner had come in again, picked up two 12-packs of Sprite, kicked him, and walked out of the store. On August 12th, 2023, officers went to the store on Jackson Avenue and got a recorded statement from Moorehead. Moorehead was shown a six-person photo display and identified Banner to the officers as the person who was responsible for the thefts and the assault. Banner was given a citation for two counts of theft and one count of assault but failed to appear in court. On August 13th, 2023, Officers responded to a Shoplifting incident at a Family Dollar near Jackson Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Moorehead, who stated that a known shoplifter, Banner, he had previously identified, had come into the store, picked up two 12-packs of Sprite, and walked out of the store without paying. Banner was given a misdemeanor citation but failed to appear in court again.

On Sunday, July 30th, 2023, Officers made contact at the same Family Dollar near Jackson Avenue and spoke with Khaliyah Mosley, another store employee. Mosley stated that Banner had come into the store, stolen four cases of 12-pack Sprite sodas, and fled on foot. Banner was then given another citation for theft of merchandise but failed to appear in court again. On November 8th, 2023, Officers conducted an undercover operation near Jackson Avenue. While in the area, an undercover officer was flagged down and approached by Banner, who, after a brief conversation, Offered to give the officer oral sex in exchange for $10. The incident occurred within 1.5 miles of Garden Elementary. Officers gave Banner a misdemeanor citation for prostitution, but she failed to appear in court again.

On February 1st, 2024, Officers responded to a theft that Banner had committed on Chelsea Avenue. When they arrived on the scene, officers spoke with Shalk Wares, who stated that Banner had selected food from the display rack and walked off the property without paying. Banner had been previously banned from the business. Due to previous encounters with her, wares identified Banner as the person responsible for this. Banner was charged with burglary. Banner was taken into custody on April 24th, 2024, and charged with six counts of theft of merchandise, one count of assault, one count of burglary, and one count of prostitution.

Latrenda Miller gets taken down for prostitution

22-year-old Latrenda Miller was caught prostituting on December 1st, 2023, at Lamar Avenue near American Way Middle School. Officers conducted an undercover operation using one of its officers as a decoy. While in the area, an undercover officer was flagged down and approached by Miller, who claimed she would have full sex with him in exchange for $75. The officer then gave the takedown signal, and Miller was arrested for prostitution near a church or school. 

Jonie Bowen jailed for prostitution and indecent exposure near SouthEast Motel in Memphis

23-year-old Jonie Bowen was one of several females who were congregating, waving at passersby in front of The Southeast Motel, which is on the Attorney General’s No Trespass Program due to being known for violent crimes, prostitution, and illegal narcotic distribution, during the evening hours of October 20th. Officer Tulo responded to a complaint call regarding the possibility of numerous female sex workers at Lamar Avenue. Upon arrival, Officer Tulo activated his blue lights and was able to detain Bowen after a short foot pursuit. Bowen denied occupying a room at the Southeast Motel and was observed to be wearing black see-through lingerie, exposing her body parts to the public, as she loitered. Bowen told officers that she was previously charged with the manifestation of prostitution in Dallas, Texas. Officers placed Bowen in custody for criminal trespassing, evading arrest, prostitution, and indecent exposure.

Fugitive admits to soliciting prostitution and having “fen” in her pocket, per report

34-year-old Erin Brasfield was charged with possession of Fentanyl after she was reportedly seen walking from a semi-truck in a high prostitution area and found to have an out of state warrant and .2 grams of Fentanyl on her person.

Seven women charged in local prostitution sting

30-year-old Shantarian Smith, 34-year-old Darcel Hinds, 33-year-old Melissa Jones, 42-year-old Petrina Green, 38-year-old Claudette Chatman, 29-year-old Brittany Thompson, and 28-year-old Alexandria Bell were all caught in a prostitution sting that was conducted by the MPD around various parts of the city known for drugs and prostitution.

Memphis teen charged after pimping out 16-year-old #HardOutHereForAPimp

19-year-old Cedric Williamson was charged with trafficking sex and promoting prostitution of a 16-year-old girl. This was all due to a phone call made from the victim’s mother, who stated that she was held against her will and physically abused.

A prostitute and her John arrested behind empty building

32-year-old Keisha Diggs and 53-year-old Charles McCadney were both charged with trespass by motor vehicle. Keisha was additionally charged with prostitution and Charles was additionally charged with patronizing prostitution after police found Keisha performing a sex act on Charles in a car behind a building on Lamar Avenue.