Prostitution Sting Charges Ten in Huntington

Updated 3 years ago by Brian Chambers, Director of Communications City of Huntington
Prostitution Sting Charges Ten in Huntington

HUNTINGTON – A prostitution sting Tuesday night on Sixth Avenue and on Washington Avenue in Huntington resulted in 10 arrests.

The operation was conducted by the Huntington Police Department’s Special Emphasis Unit.

Arrested were:


* Theresa Thacker Starks, aka “Bug Bites”, 28, of Huntington. She was charged in Municipal Court on a warrant of loitering for prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia.

* Tonia Marie Leyland, 38, of Huntington. She was also charged in Municipal Court with loitering for prostitution.

The remaining eight arrestees were all charged in Cabell County Magistrate Court with first offense soliciting for prostitution:

* Samantha Ann Starr, 24, of Huntington

* Billi Lynn Crutcher, 24, of Huntington

* Heather Norman, 23, of Huntington

* Carisa Sammons, 25, of Huntington

* Carol Lou Chafin, 39, of East Lynn

* Kayla Rae Carter, 25, of Milton

* Annia Marie Chaudary, 34, of Left Hand, W.Va.

* Faith Renea Brannen, 25, of Huntington

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