SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Two men arrested for human trafficking charges have been indicted by a Smith County Grand Jury.
James Ray Ellis and Quintus Blaylock were previously for arrested human trafficking in December 2016. On March 2, they were indicted in the 114th Judicial District Court of Smith County.
Ellis was indicted for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, trafficking persons under the age of 18 and sexual assault of a child.
Blaylock was indicted for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, trafficking persons under the age of 18 and indecency with a child.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, the men were accused of trafficking two 15-year-old girls from Dallas.
The investigation began when fraud / forgery investigators learned of a stolen credit card being used to rent a hotel room at Rest Inn on Gentry Parkway in Tyler.
When the search warrant was executed, Tyler PD investigators found Ellis and Blaylock inside the room. The 15-year-olds were hiding in the bathroom and were taken into custody.
Both of the women were taken back to Dallas where they were wanted by a juvenile court.
Ellis is being held under a $355,000 bond. Blaylock is being held under a $450,000 bond.