Date: June 18, 2001 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Sterling Ivey, (863) 534-6377 or 819-0221, pager

3 Arrested During Investigation Targeting Prostitution

Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Special Investigations detectives, arrested 3 individuals Thursday, June 14, 2001, during an undercover operation targeting prostitution activity near Cristina and Carter Road. During the undercover operation, the following were arrested and charged:

* Richard Fox, DOB 12/27/36, of 1031 Shadow Brook Dr. in Lakeland, occupation - retired, charged with Exposure of a Sex Organ and Committing Lewdness.

* William Albritton, DOB 10/7/39, of 3820 Davis Road in Mulberry, occupation -McDonald Construction, charged with Battery.

* Jason McCandless, DOB 4/22/79, of 6113 Quail Ridge Dr. in Lakeland, occupation-student, charged with Battery, Possession of Cannabis, and Possession of Drug Paraphenalia.

All suspects were arrested and booked into the Polk County jail. The investigation into lewd activity will continuing.


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