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Couple arrested for prostitution, pimping on Valentine's Day

COVINGTON -- An alleged Canton prostitute and a Marietta man who is allegedly her pimp have been arrested for plying their trade in Newton County, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

NCSO Lt. Tyrone Oliver said the pair were arrested at a residence on Winston Way in Mission Pointe subdivision on Valentine's Day.

"Deputies were dispatched to the area of Winston Way in reference to a suspicious vehicle," Oliver said. "Upon initial investigation by patrol deputies, they realized something was going on."

Oliver said the deputies went to the home and made contact with a female who was inside.

"After a short conversation, she told them she was contacted via the Internet to come down to Covington to this address to perform sexual acts for money," Oliver said. "A friend who was coordinating and managing the Internet account drove her down to the scene to carry out those acts. He was also going to be financially compensated."

Arrested were Sierra Lynn Carhart, 19, of 2117 Joseph St., Canton, who was charged with prostitution, and Tile Ceatrice McGill, 21, of 1219 Sedfield Road, Marietta, who was charged with pimping.

In other crime news, the NCSO is looking into two assaults that occurred over the weekend, but the victims are unable or unwilling to furnish them with any leads.

In the first instance, a man reported around 12:45 a.m. Saturday that he was assaulted about 8 p.m. on Friday by four unidentified men.

He told NCSO investigators he was standing outside a residence at 9255 Village Drive talking to a friend when several individuals exited the house and began kicking and hitting him. During the scuffle, someone reached into his pocket and took $200, he said.

He was unable to give investigators descriptions of his assailants.

Then on Sunday night, NCSO deputies were called to Newton Medical Center when hospital staff reported a 27-year-old man was in their emergency room suffering from stab wounds.

The victim said he was stabbed by four unknown persons.

"All he would say was that he was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time and he did not cooperate any further," said NCSO spokesman Investigator Jeff Alexander. "The investigation is continuing."

Also, on Monday a resident of Fieldview Lane said a young man she knew as someone she formerly taught in school knocked on her front door and asked to use a phone to call his mother as he was locked out of his house. She gave him her cell phone and while he was talking, a juvenile came running up to him and snatched the phone out of his hand and took off running. The phone is valued at $200.