Man arrested in park for prostitution charges

Mug shot of Timothy Jones (Montgomery County Jail Photo)
Mug shot of Timothy Jones (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Dayton man is arrested on prostitution charges.

Timothy Jones, 50, was arrested for soliciting and loitering to engage.

Officers were investigating prostitution complaints in the 3100 block of East Third Street Friday around noon when they spotted a woman summoning a customer.

Police said they watched Jones in a green Volkswagen drive past the woman and slow down. The woman got into the vehicle.

Officers followed the vehicle which stopped at Speedway at the corner of East Huffman Avenue and Smithville Road. Police then followed the vehicle to the metro parks on Springfield Street where it eventually stopped.

Detectives walked into the park, but didn’t find anyone in the vehicle. Another person in the park told police he saw Jones and a woman get out of the vehicle and walk down a path into the woods.

When police walked into the woods, they only found Jones.

Jones told police he drove to the park because the woman told him it was where her spot was. Jones told police he didn’t have sex with the woman because he “chickened out” at the last minute.

Jones was arrested and booked into jail.

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