By: WCTV Eyewitness News
August 21, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department says they have arrested five people in a prostitution sting.
TPD says arrestees range from both prostitutes and those soliciting prostitutes.
Officials say while conducting their operation, investigators observed 21-year-old Domieque Phillips running into an area where an undercover investigator was posing as a prostitute, looking back as if he was being chased.
Authorities say moments later, Philips made contact with the undercover officer and attempted to make a solicitation for sex.
According to TPD, during the investigation, officers were approached by an individual who said Philips had stolen their cell phone from a neighboring street.
The arrestees are:
Yvon Fullmore, 57
Charges: Prostitution or assignation offer 1st offense, possession of paraphernalia
Margie D. Young, 46
Charges: Prostitution or assignation offer 1st offense
Timothy V. Simmons, 56
Charges: Procure for prostitute offer agree to secure for lewd act 1st offense
Domieque D. Philips, 21
Charges: Petit theft, procure for prostitute offer agree to secure for lewd act 1st offense
TPD says fifth person arrested is exempt from public record, citing Florida Statute 119.