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Posted on: July 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Police Arrest Suspects During Online Chatting Operations

July 18, 2022

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police Special Victims and Vice detectives conducted online chatting operations that resulted in the arrest of 13 suspects on a total of 29 charges on June 9 and 14 suspects on a total of 27 charges on July 12.

During the operations, detectives intercepted suspects who believed they were soliciting sex from adults through various online platforms. The suspects communicated with people they believed to be offering sexual services in exchange for payment and arranged to meet them at a location. When the suspects came to the location to exchange sexual services for payment, they were met by police and arrested.  

The July 12 operation was part of a multi-agency operation with Henrico County Police Division and the Hanover County Sheriff's Office to maximize enforcement efforts against prostitution activity in the Richmond area while targeting sex traffickers.

As a result of the June 9 operation, the following suspects were arrested and charged:

    Tony D. Archie, 36, of the 2900 block of Parkwood Avenue in Richmond, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Trevon R. Banks, 32, of the 5100 block of Croft Crossing Drive in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place; 

    Derrick M. Clarke, 45, of the 8300 block of Marwood Drive in Chesterfield, was arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution, frequenting a bawdy place, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance; 

    Luis A. Daiz Regalado, 46, of the 14000 block of Drumvale Drive in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Charles W. Hawkins Jr., 39, of the 00 block of West 6th Street in Richmond, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Gene A. Johnson Jr., 47, of the 13300 block of Cattail Lane in Dinwiddie, Va., was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Christopher M. Nesbitt, 33, of the 6700 block of Hair Road in Disputanta, Va., was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Jequon R. Smith, 27, of the 5200 block of Grand Oaks Forest Creek in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Mark J. Strassel, 58, of the 12600 block of Hampton Crossing Drive in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Darren L. Thornton, 50, of the 9100 block of Cudlipp Avenue in Mechanicsville, Va., was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    David J. Walton, 46, of the 300 block of Farrar Street in Keysville, Va., was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Justin T. West, 35, of the 9900 block of Remora Drive in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    And Lashon G. Young, 37, of the 1300 block of Lincoln Street in Petersburg, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place. 

As a result of the operation July 12 operation, the following suspects were arrested and charged:

    Hernan Castillo, 28, of the 3600 block of Green Creek Road in Schuylar, Va., was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Harsh Gunthala, 30, of the 8000 block of Wistar Drive in Henrico, Va., was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Ezra M. Hill, 64, of the 13700 block of Orchid Drive in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Randy K. Kyle, 68, of the 7600 block of Military Road in Amelia, Va., was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Paulo R. Luna, 23, of the 9900 block of Suburban Village Loop in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Joseph E. Mastermaker, 31, of the 12000 block of Lucks Lane in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Marcuez Matias, 39, of the 700 block of Oak Street in Farmville, Va., was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Sean McGrath, 26, of the 13000 block of Harrowgate Road in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Murtuza Agdulkhader, 39, of the 12200 block of Church Road in Henrico, Va., was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Andrew Pantana, 42, of the 800 block of Stone Road in Rustburg, Va., was issued a summons for frequenting a bawdy place;

    Jordan Sheffield, 29, of the 8200 Lee Davis Road of Mechanicsville, Va., was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Johnny Ticlavica, 28, of the 11700 block of Bailey Woods Drive in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    Edward T. Wharton, 45, of the 600 block of Bristol Village Drive in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place;

    And Trevor J. Winters, 30, of the 10900 block of Eades Court in Chesterfield, was issued summonses for solicitation of prostitution and frequenting a bawdy place.

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