13 People Arrested in Polk County Sex-Sting

Polk County Sherriff’s deputies ended a successful sex-sting operation on Thursday after arresting 13 people. Of those arrested for soliciting prostitution, nine were married, one had cocaine and a baby, while another was scheduled to report to prison on Friday.

Polk County Sherriff’s Deputy Grady Judd made a statement about the arrests, stating, “Crack cocaine was found in the car with an infant in the back seat, and one suspect celebrated his birthday by getting arrested. We just can’t make this stuff up.”

The owner of that car, Furious Shell, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, soliciting for prostitution and additional failure to appear warrants from previous arrests.

Kevin Hobby, the driver and man scheduled to report to prison, was arrested in July of 2013 for human trafficking charges and has been required to wear a GPS monitoring device since. He is now charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Detectives decided to work undercover after receiving information about possible solicitation activity in the Inwood and Lake Ida areas of Polk County. Detectives focused on males who were soliciting females for sex.