Prostitution Sting Nets Ten in Northwest Georgia

Rome StingAn undercover “Prostitution Sting” in northwest Georgia has resulted in ten arrests being made.

The sting took place at the Roadway Inn on Tuner-McCall Boulevard in Rome late last week – reports indicate that Rome resident Alice Veronica Hardin, age 42 and Derrick Desmond Watkins, age 28 of Silver Creek were both charged with Pimping. Watkins was also charged with a Probation Violation.

Four women: 28 year old Alicia Danielle Thompson – 31 year old Elena Blitch – 28 year old Manda Lynn Lee and 19 year old Jamie Martin – were all charged with Prostitution.

Two other individuals are facing charges of pandering: 33 year old Byron Raschad Moore – and 54 year old Grover Franklin Keeney, Jr. – both of Rome.

44 year old Jimmy Howell Waters was arrested, and charged with Pimping, the Possession of Methamphetamine, Drugs Not Kept in the Original Container, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.

Hugh Don Lipton-Hall, age 40, was charged with Aggravated Assault and with Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. Hall was arrested at the Roadway Inn by the Task Force however it’s unclear if his arrest came about as part of the undercover sting.


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