- Beckley Police arrested 16 people as part of an ongoing investigation into
prostitution in the area.
the month of July, the Beckley Police Department conducted several undercover
operations in an attempt to arrest prostitutes and people trying to pick up
prostitutes, according to Lieutenant David Farley. During this time, ten men
attempted to pick up a prostitute and were charged with solicitation of
prostitution. Six women were charged with prostitution.
said the department has been receiving complaints about prostitution and
officers are working to arrest those responsible.
following men were attempting to pick up a prostitute and are charged with
solicitation of prostitution: Keith Vonscio, 53, of Beckley
Rhodes, 46, of Beckley
Walker, 34, of MacArthur
Wickline, 45, of Beckley
"JT" Bradley, 38, of Beckley (Bradley was also charged with
possession of a controlled substance and DUI)
Barnett, 55, of Beckley
Boxley, 72, of Beckley
Fernatt, 55, of Beckley
Sizemore, 51, of Beckley (Sizemore was also charged with 2nd offense driving on
a suspended license)
Wiley, 65, of Beckley
following women are charged with prostitution:
Richmond, 35, of Beckley
McClung,42, of Beckley
McKinney, 27, of Beckley
Kirksey, 27, of Beckley
Wilson, 23, of Eccles
Williams, 44, of Mabscott.