By Bruce Frazier:
The Dalton Police Department arrested 7 potential “Johns” in a prostitution sting on Tuesday night. In recent months, Dalton detectives have received complaints of prostitutes operating in the area and have been investigating. The department conducted a similar operation on February 22nd that resulted in the arrest of 8 people.
An undercover officer posed as a prostitute for the operation. Investigators placed an ad online and the suspects agreed to meet with the officer at a hotel in Dalton. Arrested in the operation were:
- Keeon Jerome Almon 38 years old 6 Luminosa Terrace, Rome, GA
- Russell Brunni 53 years old 1201 Calhoun Ave, Rome, GA
- John Alan Deere 69 years old 2206 Flagstick Drive, Matthews, NC
- Brandon Karl Gokey 29 year old 50 Church Street, Rockmart, GA
- Jeffery Oliver 53 years old 12 Cordoe Drive, Rome, GA
- Shawn Regan Taylor 53 years old 3008 Highland Circle, Rocky Face, GA
- Kevin Timothy Yount 42 years old 1805 Shadow Lane, Dalton, GA
Each arrestee was charged with one count of misdemeanor pandering against a person 18 years of age or older. Kevin Yount was also charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a schedule 4 drug.