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Arrests Made in Human Trafficking Investigation in West Alabama


Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News | News Update (WBRC)

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. - The West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force has arrested 37 people in connection to multiple human trafficking investigations, according to Tuscaloosa authorities.


The human trafficking investigation began on Feb. 7 when investigators with the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) spoke with a woman at a hotel in Tuscaloosa. ABI suspected the woman was a possible human trafficking victim and contacted the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force.


When Task Force members responded on-scene, they arrested 31-year-old Cedric Marquis Spencer Jr., of Tuscaloosa. He was charged the same day with first-degree human trafficking. Volunteers with Trafficking Hope assisted the victim in obtaining medical care and other immediate needs.


A follow-up human trafficking investigation led to the arrest of 23 additional suspects.

  1. Preston Rush Reynolds, 23, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 3/21. Bond: $300

  2. Lawrence Green, 56, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 3/21. Bond: $300

  3. Tevin Holmes, 24, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 3/22. Bond: $300.

  4. Cameron Grant, 24, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/1. Bond: $300.

  5. Brandon Scott Tucker, 32, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/2. Bond: $300.

  6. Darius Darnelle Williams, 29, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution on 4/2. Bond: $600.

  7. Anthony Neal Chavers Jr., 35, of Tuscaloosa was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/3. Bond: $300.

  8. Nickarius Beale, 29, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/1. Bond: $300.

  9. Aaron Brooks, 24, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/1. Bond: $300.

  10. Demonte Person, 25, of Memphis, Tenn., was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/4. Bond: $300.

  11. Samuel Boykin, 32, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with three counts of soliciting prostitution on 4/3. Bond: $900.

  12. Mohmmed Hammoudeh, 36, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/1. Bond: $300.

  13. Cedric Jones, 48, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/15. Bond: $300.

  14. Joshua Samuel, 28, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/1. Bond: $300.

  15. Quintavius Goodson, 26, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/22. Bond: $300.

  16. Antonio Demarcus Brown, 37, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/17. Bond: $300.

  17. Frank Hutton, 39, of Northport, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/22. Bond: $300.

  18. Raeshad Hoskins, 25, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 5/1. Bond: $300.

  19. Johnathan Gordon, 31 of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/29. Bond: $300.

  20. Reginald Eatmon, 38, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/28. Bond: $300.

  21. Roshard White, 42, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/12. Bond: $300.

  22. Chester Jones, 40, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/4. Bond: $300.

  23. Chico Hayward, 44, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 4/17. Bond: $300.


The Task Force conducted another detail last week that involved officers posing as women offering commercial sex on different apps.


The following 13 suspects were arrested following the weekend detail:

  1. Ranier Colvin, 26, of Decatur, was charged with promoting prostitution and attempting to elude on 5/13. Bond: $600.

  2. Kyle Gardner, 27, of Birmingham, was charged with soliciting prostitution, first-degree possession of marijuana and resisting arrest on 5/11. Bond will be set by a judge.

  3. Kadarius Hill, 35, of Northport, was charged with sexual misconduct and resisting arrest on 5/9. Bond: $600.

  4. Damian Hall, 28, of Northport, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 5/10. Bond: $300.

  5. Kinzell Bridges, 27, of Thomaston, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 5/11. Bond: $300.

  6. Kaushik Patel, 68, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 5/10. Bond: $300.

  7. Martin Litton Jr., 44, of Centreville, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 5/10. Bond: $300.

  8. Kyle Spears, 42, of Pine Hill, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 5/10. Bond: $300.

  9. Juan Eliseo Francisco, 37, of Buhl, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 5/9. Bond $300.

  10. Markeith Rollins, 35, of Tuscaloosa, was charged with soliciting prostitution and second-degree possession of marijuana on 5/10. Bond: $600.

  11. Shannon Shinholster, 51, of Berry, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 5/10. Bond $300.

  12. David Allen Henderson Jr., 55, of Slidell, La., was charged with soliciting prostitution on 5/9. Bond: $300.

  13. Xavier Harris, 31, of Fosters, was charged with soliciting prostitution on 5/9. Bond: $300.


“Our task force operates on the principle that buyers of commercial sex allow the trafficker to run a profitable operation,” said West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force commander Capt. Phil Simpson. “Simply put, without the demand, there would be no need for the supply. Our ultimate goal is to stop people from being exploited and victimized by traffickers.”


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