More than a dozen busted in Myrtle Beach prostitution sting

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The Myrtle Beach Police Department arrested multiple people for prostitution Wednesday evening.

According to police, a dozen people have been charged with sex/prostitution 1st offense.

Many of the arrests were made in the area of 17th Avenue South and South Kings Highway.

Here are the names of those arrested:

  • Dedrick Lee Blunt, 31
  • Dylan Alan Brown, 21
  • Nelson Huggins, Jr., 51
  • Matthew Wingate Jacobs, III, 25
  • Woodrow Alexander Lance, 39
  • Michael Angelo Lane, 58
  • Enoc Medina Martinez, 32
  • Dennis Lee McCray, 58
  • Roderick McKnight, 60
  • Michael Lee Miller, 54
  • Edward Bayard Penrose, 73
  • Richard Joseph Wagner, 71
  • Gary Wayne Williamson, 47
  • Danny Ray Stephens, 72

These people were also charged, according to MBPD:

  • Julie Ann Knotts, 49   loitering
  • Eugenia Lynn Dean, 55 loitering
  • Nicholas Terrell Gregory, 27 driving without a license

Officers with the Myrtle Beach Police Department conducted an operation, on Tuesday, March 27, to identify and arrest persons who were soliciting prostitution in our city, said a press release from the MBPD. Our team consisted of team members from our Street Crimes Unit, US Marshals Task Force Officers, our K-9 Teams, and detention officers.

This is a great example of our team working together to make our city a safer place, Chief Amy Prock said in the release. 

Police have not released any other details about the arrests. News13 is working to get additional information. Count on us for updates as we receive them.

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