Police report rare prostitution arrests in city

New Albany law enforcement reported an usual arrest – certainly the first of its type in a long time according to Chief Chris Robertson – when two individuals were charged with solicitation of prostitution.

The arrests came shortly after about 10 p.m. Saturday, he said, after Pilot Truck Stop personnel called to report suspicious activity in the back parking lot.

Officers were dispatched to investigate, he said, and found a vehicle parked in the back of the lot. They found two African-American females in the care and a third left a nearby truck and joined them shortly thereafter, the chief said.

After interviewing the women and truck driver, they got a statement saying one of the females had solicited the truck driver for sex.

One of the women was allowed to go free but Regina Jenecia Britton of 227 Dowdy Rd., Byhalia was charged with solicitation of prostitution. Georgia A. Raimey of 1115 Kimbrough Chapel, Lamar, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana and Eugene Daniel McGee of 12374 Holmsted, Denver, Colo. was also charged with solicitation of prostitution.

All charges are misdemeanors and they bonded out but will have to appear in court, the chief said.

He added that prostitution is very rare for a business such as Pilot but is more of a problem in the much larger truck stops around the country.