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8 charged in undercover prostitution sting

Alex Terrell Love, Robert Terrell Williams (Source: SCMPD) Alex Terrell Love, Robert Terrell Williams (Source: SCMPD)

An undercover prostitution sting in the Jefferson St. area Tuesday has led to the arrest of eight people, including one man who tried to run from Savannah-Chatham Metro Police.

Police said Shawn Leonard Williams, 42, solicited sex from an undercover officer, but sped away in his pickup truck when officers identified themselves. Williams was eventually arrested after a foot chase. He is charged with pandering, driving with a suspended license, obstruction by fleeing, fleeing to elude, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and reckless driving.

Several of the people charged with prostitution are males who were dressed as females.

Shawn Demetrius Blige, 31, Ruth Ann Robinson, 48, Michael Wayne Gibbs Jr., 29, and James Baggs III, 48, were arrested on prostitution charges. Caezare Nico Johnson, 21, Alex Terrell Love, 42, and Robert Terrell Williams, 23, were charged with pandering.

SCMPD's Crime Suppression Units from the Central Precinct conducted the operation after they received complaints from residents about prostitutes working in the area around 41st and 42nd streets and Jefferson and Bull streets. 

Officers are continuing to investigate prostitution in the area.

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