Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

July 19, 2013

3 arrested in prostitution sting

By JAMIE PARSELL
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Three men were arrested during a prostitution sting in Princeton, according to Princeton Police Chief J.W. Howell. The sting occurred on Tuesday evening in the 400 block of Mercer Street.

 Charles Robertson Jr., 60, of Pearisburg, Va., Danny McKnight, 59, of Bluefield, and Charles Henderson, 58, of Princeton, were charged with first offense solicited prostitution.

“We used a female undercover police officer to pose as a prostitute,” Howell said. “It takes planning to figure out the best times and location.”

The three men were arraigned before a Mercer County magistrate. Bond was set at $1,000.

“We are going to try and do as many stings as possible, as many as we can do,” Howell said.