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Police: Multiple prostitutes, 'Johns' arrested during prostitution operation in Tallahassee

Posted at 9:57 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 22:04:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Five people have been arrested as part of a prostitution operation in Tallahassee.

Yvon Fullmore, 57, Margie D. Young, 46, Timothy V. Simmons, 56, Domieque D. Phillips, 21, were all arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department.

TPD's Special Investigations conducted an operation aimed at curtailing street level prostitution activity within the City of Tallahassee.

TPD said the operation focused on both prostitutes and individuals who solicit prostitutes also known as “Johns.” The operation totaled five arrests with charges ranging from prostitution, solicitation, possession of paraphernalia, warrants, and theft.

While conducting the operation investigators saw Phillips running into the area while looking back as if he was being chased. Moments later, Phillips made contact with an undercover investigator posing as a prostitute and committed the act of solicitation for sex.

During the investigation, officers were approached by an individual who said Phillips had just stolen their cell phone from a neighboring street.

The suspects face the following charges:

Yvon Fullmore

  • Prostitution or Assignation Offer 1st Offense
  • Possession of Paraphernalia

Margie D. Young

  • Prostitution or Assignation Offer 1st Offense

Timothy V. Simmons

  • Procure for Prostitute Offer Agree to Secure for Lewd Act 1st Offense

Domieque D. Phillips

  • Petit Theft Pursuant
  • Procure for Prostitute Offer Agree to Secure for Lewd Act 1st Offense

The fifth suspect's name and photo are being exempt from public record per Florida Statute 119, but they face the following charges:

  • Prostitution 1st Offense
  • FTA/Capias (Trespassing)