6 arrested in prostitution sting

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

Released by Officer Kevin Brownlee with the Longview PD:

The Longview Police Department conducted a prostitution sting on June 15, 2009. Undercover police officers posing as "johns" frequented areas of Longview where complaints about prostitution have been made. A total of six arrests were made (starting with the upper left-hand picture and moving clockwise):

1) Jana Christian, date of birth 5-7-1976, of 401 Davis Street in Longview

2) Sondra Ann Gilbert, date of birth 3-29-1970, of 2615 South 14th Street in Longview.

3) Catharina Reaa Jones, date of birth 1-23-1972, of 1407 East Cotton Street in Longview.

4) Shawn Yvette Garcia, date of birth 11-22-1969, of 239 Strong Road in Longview.

5) Melvina Joyce Stump, date of birth 5-11-1971, of 518 West Marshall Avenue in Longview.

6) Candace Deann Carriere, date of birth 10-4-1985, listed address as "transient".

All of the women arrested in this sting were charged with prostitution and booked into the Gregg County Jail.