Traffic stop nets prostituion bust


by Jackson Latta - jlatta@civitasmedia.com



PRESTONSBURG – Two men were arrested by Prestonsburg police Thursday morning when their vehicle was reported driving erratically on US 23.

According to police reports, a car being drive by Jonathan S. Castle, 37, of Sitka, was traveling “at a very slow rate of speed and in a careless manner,” and cut off another vehicle at approximately 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning. A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle was pulled over. In the report, it states that Castle was unable to comply with instructions and upon exit of the vehicle could not balance on a level surface without assistance, and nearly fell several times.

Castle was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to wear a seat-belt, failure to produce insurance card, and failure to maintain insurance, no registration, and careless driving.

The other occupant in the car, Blake Roberts, 34, of Ivel, was also reportedly found to be intoxicated and accompanying Castle for the purposes of prostitution. According to the police report, Roberts had slurred speech, and initially gave officers a false name and age.

Roberts reportedly confessed to lying about his real name and social security number stating “he did not want to reveal his true identity because of the embarrassment for his reason of being in the vehicle which he revealed that he had met the accused (Castle) on an online chat and had agreed to meet him for sexual favors in return for a fee.”

The police report states that Roberts possessed a wig, large quantities of makeup, as well as various oils and lotions.

Roberts was placed under arrest and charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance, giving officer a false name, prostitution, failure to wear a seat belt, and any non-criminal charge not covered by codes.

Both men were transported to Floyd County Detention Center.

by Jackson Latta

jlatta@civitasmedia.com

Jackson Latta can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

Jackson Latta can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

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