12 arrested in Newport News prostitution sting

Posted at 12:56 PM, Aug 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-15 00:17:39-04

Newport News, Va. - Twelve men were charged in prostitution and drug-related offenses during a three-day undercover prostitution sting in the North, Central, and South areas of Newport News in late July.

The sweep took place on the evenings of July 17th, 24th and 31st as part of the Cook County Illinois Sheriff’s Office tenth “National Day of Johns Arrests,” which ran from July 17th to August 3rd.

In January 2015, 37 law enforcement agencies in 17 states participated in the operation. It led to the arrests of 570 would-be sex buyers (or “johns”) and 23 pimps/traffickers. Additionally, 68 prostitution victims were recovered, including 14 juveniles.

12 men were arrested in Newport News during the latest operation: 

*Listed below are ten men who were arrested and each charged with solicitation of prostitution, use of a vehicle to promote prostitution, and frequent a bawdy place.  

Deante Lekyle Bryant, 34

Christopher Carpenter, 41

Aldin Coralic, 19

Juan Garcie-Flores, 29

John Lee Gohlson, 31

  • also charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine

Dave Weaver Henry, 63

Richard Lopez-Mata, 35

Brandon Poteat, 35

Shamon Moreno Reid, 40

  • also charged with possession of marijuana

Terrence Smallwood, 44

Terrell Romane Osborne, 27, was arrested on the following charges:

  • possession of firearm by felon
  • possession of a stolen firearm
  • possession of a firearm with a schedule I or II drug
  • possession of ammo by a convicted felon
  • possession of marijuana
  • possession of MDMA (ecstasy)

Tyshaun Kyontae Patterson-Lockhart, 23, was arrested on the following charges:

  • solicitation of prostitution
  • frequent a bawdy place
  • possession with intent to distribute crack
  • possession with intent to distribute powder cocaine
  • possession with intent to distribute heroin