Alamance Sheriff's Office announces "Operation Happy New Year"

On January 28 and 29, the Alamance County Sheriff's Office, along with the Mebane Police Department, Graham Police Department, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, and State Bureau of Investigation, conducted Operation ‘Happy New Year.’ The undercover operation, designed to coincide with Human Trafficking Awareness month, targeted prostitution and human trafficking activities occurring in Alamance County. Two of the 19 suspects that were arrested and charged with various offenses have Mebane addresses - Michael Thomas Logan (left) of 302 Willowbrook Ct., and Koury Jacquez Bynum (right) of 323 Fitch Drive. Logan has been charged with one count of Solicitation of Prostitution, while Bynum has been charged with a wide range of offenses. Bynum is currently being held at the Alamance County Jail in Graham under no bond for an Assault on a Female warrant issued by the Burlington Police Department. 

On January 28 and 29, the Alamance County Sheriff's Office, along with the Mebane Police Department, Graham Police Department, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, and State Bureau of Investigation, conducted Operation ‘Happy New Year.’ The undercover operation, designed to coincide with Human Trafficking Awareness month, targeted prostitution and human trafficking activities occurring in Alamance County. 

During the operation, multiple people solicited undercover officers, where they planned to pay for sexual acts, and/or wished to be paid to perform sexual acts. Multiple individuals came to a predetermined location, where they were arrested and charged with either or a combination of, Prostitution, Solicit Prostitution, Aid and Abet Prostitution, Felony Prostitution, and Felony Promoting Prostitution. All arrestees were processed at the Alamance County Jail before being released.

As a result of the operation, investigators obtain information and evidence related to people profiting from prostitution, as well as those who may be involved in forcing individuals into prostitution and human trafficking.

During the operation, investigators attempted to stop a vehicle who fled from the meeting location. As a result, the driver of the vehicle failed to stop and a short chase ensued. Investigators performed a pit maneuver on the suspect vehicle, where it came to a stop. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot and was apprehended within minutes after.

Two of the 19 suspects that were arrested and charged with various offenses have Mebane addresses - Michael Thomas Logan of 302 Willowbrook Ct., and Koury Jacquez Bynum of 323 Fitch Drive. Logan has been charged with one count of Solicitation of Prostitution, while Bynum has been charged with a wide range of offenses, including Aid and Abet Prostitution, Felony Flee to Elude Arrest, Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, Reckless Driving, Driving while License Revoked, Speeding, Fail to Stop at Stop Sign, and Resisting Public Officer. According to the Alamance County Sheriff's Office, Bynum also had an outstanding warrant for Assault on Female out of the Burlington Police Department. 

Logan received a $500.00 unsecured bond, while Bynum received a $50,000.00 secured bond for charges on the day of operation. Bynum was held with no bond on the outstanding warrant for Assault on a Female.

These cases are ongoing and additional charges are possible. Anyone with information related to prostitution and/or human trafficking is encouraged to contact with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit at: 336-570-6300, Alamance County Crime stoppers at: 336-229-7100 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline:  1 (888) 373-7888.

Defendant List

1. Defendant: Juan Enrique Garcia Roque

Address: 590 Steele St. Asheboro, NC

Charges: Solicit Prostitution

Bond: $100.00 Unsecured

2. Defendant: Dana Gilmore

Address: 4904 Steer Ln. Greensboro, NC

Charges: Solicit Prostitution

Bond: $2500.00 Secured

3. Defendant: Jose Luis Romero Conde

Address: 910 Ellerbe St. Durham, NC

Charges: Solicit Prostitution

Bond: $400.00 Secured

4. Defendant: Dung Quang Tran

Address: 126 River Oaks St. Spring Lake, NC

Charges: Solicit Prostitution

Bond: $300.00 Unsecured

5. Defendant: Michael Thomas Logan

Address: 302 Willowbrook Ct. Mebane, NC

Charges: Solicit Prostitution

Bond: $500.00 Unsecured

6. Defendant: Banthao Chanthavong

Address: 108 Lynthacum Ln, Troy, NC

Charges: Solicit Prostitution, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bond: $60,000.00 Secured

7. Defendant: Robert Junior Henry

Address: 200 Seven Oaks Rd – Apt 2H, Durham, NC

Charges: Solicit Prostitution

Bond: Written Promise 

8. Defendant: Jim William Bookwalter

Address: 1328 Elder Way, Burlington, NC

Charges: Solicit Prostitution

Bond: Written Promise

9. Defendant: Donovan Bennett Hughes

Address: 1112 Holly St. Burlington, NC

Charges: Prostitution, Resist Delay Obstruct an Investigation

Bond: $1,000.00 Secured

10. Defendant: Crystal Dawn Leide

Address: 1144 Wyatt Rd – Apt B4, Burlington, NC

Charges: Prostitution

Bond: $1,200.00 Secured

11. Defendant: Koury Jacquez Bynum

Address: 323 Fitch Dr. Mebane, NC

Charges: Aid and Abet Prostitution, Felony Flee to Elude Arrest, Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, Reckless Driving, Driving while License Revoked, Speeding, Fail to Stop at Stop Sign, Resisting Public Officer, (Also had an outstanding warrant for Assault on Female, out of Burlington Police Department)

Bond: $50,000.00 Secured for charges day of operation. Held with no bond on outstanding warrant for Assault on a Female.

12. Defendant: Brian Toney Hill

Address: 2630 Trail Five, Burlington, NC

Charges: Solicit Prostitution

Bond: $500.00 Unsecured

13. Defendant: Elizabeth Lynn Locklear

Address: 230 Quail Ridge Rd. Summerfield, NC

Charges: Felony Prostitution – 2nd Offense, (Also had an outstanding order for arrest from Chatham County)

Bond: $5,000.00 Secured. Outstanding order for arrest from Chatham County Bond: $300.00

14. Defendant: Clevron Nashawn Powell

Address: 108 Cotton Lane, Holly Springs, NC

Charges: Felony Promoting Prostitution – Profits

Bond: $40,000.00 Unsecured

15. Defendant: Heather Ann Tuttle

Address: 4200 US Hwy 29 North – Lot 477, Greensboro, NC

Charges: Prostitution

Bond: Written Promise

16. Defendant: Joseph Richard McDowell

Address: 4820 Tower Rd – Apt D, Greensboro, NC

Charges: Felony Promoting Prostitution – Profits 

Bond: $40,000.00 Unsecured

17. Defendant: Kim Elizabeth Mattox

Address: 5515 W Market St. Greensboro, NC

Charges: Prostitution

Bond: Written Promise

18. Defendant: Ternell Vaughn

Address: 917 E Dayton Ave, High Point, NC

Charges: Felony Promoting Prostitution – Profits

Bond: $40,000.00 Unsecured

19. Defendant: Jessica Heather Willard

Address: 732 Page Dr. – Apt B, Burlington, NC

Charges: Prostitution

Bond: Written Promise