Dalton Police Arrests 7 In Online Prostitution Sting

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.

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