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A Bladen County man was one of ten men arrested in Cumberland County during a sting operation on Friday and is facing charges of solicitation of prostitution.
Thomas Ashley McKoy of Clarkton was arrested when the sting operation was conducted near the Coliseum Inn, according to the Fayetteville Observer. The arrests are touted as a tool for reducing human trafficking. According to the Fayetteville Observer participating agencies included the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Fayetteville Police Department, the Hope Mills Police Department and the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command.
McKoy, 64, faces one misdemeanor count of soliciting for prostitution.
Also arrested during the sting were:
*Steven Hatley of Fayetteville;
*Brian Paige of Hope Mills;
* Lenward Parker Jr. of Spring Lake;
*Theodore Boone of Fayeteville
*Jordan Nicole West of Spring Lake;
*Sandy Jones of Lumberton;
*Miltn McLaughlin of Raeford;
*Patricia Fancher of Lumberton;
*Joseph Shaw of Fayetteville. Shaw also faces charges of possession of cocaine.