Three more are charged in city sting
By Jack Stephens
Published in News on July 7, 2006 1:49 PM
By JACK STEPHENS
News-Argus Staff Writer
Three more women, including an alleged repeat offender and the wife of a man arrested earlier, were arrested Thursday night by Goldsboro police and charged with prostitution violations in the fifth phase of Operation Clean Streets.
Capt. Al King's C-shift officers made the arrests after complaints of prostitution in several areas.
The three arrests were a marked decrease from previous stings. Twenty-one women were arrested during the first two phases, and 15 men were arrested during the next two phases.
"We are encouraged by the fact that the number of contacts and arrests are dropping," King said. "However, we will not stop these undercover stings until there are no violations to be found."
King said further arrests are expected.
Lisa Marie Griffin, 44, of North George Street, was arrested for a second time on a charge of procuring for prostitution. She was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $1,500 secured bond.
Ms. Griffin had been arrested during the second phase on June 8.
The wife of a man who was arrested and charged with soliciting for prostitution during the third phase was arrested and charged with procuring for prostitution.
Kelly Nicole Jones Waltz, 27, of Cashwell Drive, was jailed in lieu of a $2,500 secured bond. Her husband, David Clayton Waltz, 33, of Cashwell Drive, was arrested July 1.
Amanda Jo Fralick, 32, of East Holly Street, was charged with two counts of procuring for prostitution and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her secured bond was set at $2,700.
The recent campaign has made it "harder to spot them on the streets," said police Maj. M.D. Hopper, who supervises the patrol division. "They are more secretive and are not as out in the open. Hopefully, getting them off the streets will get them off drugs so that they can find another line of work."
Hopper said the police have an endless supply of undercover officers who can pose as customers and prostitutes.
"Working both ways can cut off the supply and demand," he said.
King said his officers will continue the crackdown on prostitution complaints in order "to clean our streets of this criminal activity."
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