CONYERS -- Stepped up patrols at a local motel led to the arrests of nine suspects on various sex charges Tuesday, including a 16-year-old runaway from Covington.
According to the Conyers Police Department, a recent increase in criminal activity at Motel 6 on Dogwood Drive prompted the department to increase its patrols in the area. On Tuesday, May 28, an officer checking a suspicious vehicle at the motel resulted in the arrests of three women just before 7:30 a.m. One of the women was charged with pimping, while the other two were arrested on prostitution charges.
The investigation was turned over to the CPD Special Operations Unit, which took over the women's motel room and, over a five-hour period, arrested suspected clients as they arrived.
Six arrests were made on charges of pandering, and one suspect faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The three women arrested were identified as:
-- Jennifer Leigh Kendrick, 29, of 125 Cross Creek Drive, Covington, who was charged with pimping;
-- Christian Chenell Boyd, 18, of 583 Friendship Church Road, Monroe, charged with prostitution; and
-- A 16-year-old juvenile who initially told police that she was 18 and lived with Kendrick. She is charged with prostitution, giving false name and date of birth, runaway, and probation violation.
The six men arrested and their charges were:
-- Terrence Marcel Eatman, 42, 16202 Saint James Drive, Conyers, pandering, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;
-- Temesgen Andarge Beyene, 22, 2525 Skylars Mill Way, Snellville, pandering and failure to appear on a charge in Snellville;
-- John Steven Owens, 65, 3347 Bartlett Ave., Conyers, pandering, open container violation;
-- Roger A. Rankin-Watson, 45, 1467 Muirfield Drive, Stone Mountain, pandering;
-- Oloade A. Olagoke, 19, 1109 Carillon Drive SE, Conyers, pandering; and
-- William Davis Boney, 38, 85 Bradley St., Covington, pandering.