14 men arrested in prostitution operation

On August 14, the Alamance County Sheriff's Office conducted operation "Summer Special" where they targeted individuals involved in the Commercial Sex Industry, who were potential "clients", that wanted to pay for sexual acts. A total of 14 men were busted in the operation and charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, along with additional charges in some instances.

On August 14, the Alamance County Sheriff's Office conducted operation "Summer Special" where they targeted individuals involved in the Commercial Sex Industry, who were potential "clients", that wanted to pay for sexual acts. 

During the operation, members of the Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit, Special Operations Unit, Vice Unit, Burlington Police Department Special Victims Unit, agents from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and members from the Department of Homeland Security Investigations were involved. As a result of the operation, fourteen people were arrested and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution. The operation also resulted in the seizure of $1,725.00 in U.S. Currency.

Below are the individuals arrested and their charges and occupations:

Richard Jordan Edinger (White / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution

Bond: $500.00 secured- Durham County EMS/Part time Medical Examiner, Alamance County

Gary Wayne Hatfield (Black / Male) - Felony Solicitation of Prostitution for Second Offense

Bond: $10,000.00 secured-Food lion, Graham, NC

Felony Charges are a result of previous sex offense(s)/criminal history

Christopher Neal Martin (White / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution

Bond: $1,200.00 secured-LabCorp, Whitsett, NC

Andy Dwayne Durham (White / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution

Bond: $500.00 secured-Durham Racing Engines, Trinity, NC

Jason Peter Fine (White / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution

Bond: $1,000.00 secured-Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC

Michael Jones 9 (White / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution

Bond: $500.00 secured-Hunt Electric, Burlington, NC

Guillermo Mendez (Hispanic / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution

Bond: $500.00 secured-Mosca’s, Burlington, NC

James Derek Chiasson (White / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution

Bond: $2,500.00 unsecured

Robert Louis Ulmer (White / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution

Bond: $500.00 secured-Flower’s Bakery, Greensboro, NC

Salah Khan (Other / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution

Bond: $500.00 secured-Exxon, Thomasville, NC

Jesse James Carty (White / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution

Bond: $500.00 secured-Goodyear Tire/Owner Renegades Training Center, Girls Fast Pitch Softball, Reidsville, NC

Gardener Noah Succop (White / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution, Misd. Possession of Marijuana, and Misd. Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia

Bond: $1,200.00 secured-Unemployed

David Author Welch (White / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution, Misd. Possession of Marijuana

Bond: $1,200.00 secured-Unemployed

Michael Wayne Sellars (White / Male) - Misd. Solicitation of Prostitution, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Schedule II, and Misd. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bond: $40,000.00 secured-Roberts, South Carolina