Ohio man charged with promoting prostitution after bringing woman to truck plaza

troy-tursack-austintown-prostitution-drug-charges

AUSTINTOWN, OH (WKBN) – A Niles man is facing drug and promoting prostitution charges after a traffic stop in Austintown on Tuesday.

An officer pulled over 44-year-old Troy Tursack for what he called a “view obstruction violation,” as Tursack had hanging dice on his rear view mirror. The officer previously spotted a woman get into Tursack’s car from behind Plaza 76.

Police said an opened bottle of vodka was found on the floor behind the driver’s seat. The woman in the car, 32-year-old Rhonda Cummings, had a warrant for her arrest for a theft charge in Trumbull County.

Cummings told police she was waiting for a family friend named “John” behind Plaza 76, but police said she could not remember his last name or provide any other details.

Tursack allowed the officer to search his vehicle, and drug paraphernalia, straws containing suspected drug residue and pills were found, according to a police report.

Tursack was arrested and charged with possessing drug abuse instruments and paraphernalia. During the interview with police, Tursack told officers that he brought Cummings to Plaza 76 so she could meet with a truck driver for sex, according to the report.

He was additionally charged with promoting prostitution and taken to Mahoning County Jail.

Tursack appeared in court Wednesday on the charges and entered no plea. Bond was set at $5,000, and a preliminary hearing was set for 10am October 12.

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s