A man charged with promoting prostitution pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge earlier this week.
Michael W. Chambers, 38, of 22 Woodcrest Ave., Dayton, pleaded guilty to a fifth degree felony of possession of heroin Monday as six other charges were dismissed. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9. Chambers faces a maximum 12-month prison sentence and a mandatory driver’s license suspension.
Chambers was indicted in September on three counts of promoting prostitution and one count each of possessing criminal tools, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana and obstructing official business, stemming from conduct on Aug. 26.
On that date, Urbana police responded to a report of a suspicious occupied vehicle at 12:19 a.m. in the area of the 100 block of Wards Lane. Upon arrival, police observed a male who identified himself using a fake name and then took off running.
Police pursued the man and located him hiding in a shed behind a nearby residence. The man, who was identified as Chambers, was taken into custody and found to be in possession of marijuana.
A woman from the suspicious vehicle, Corri A. Carter, 26, of 256 E. Nottingham Road, Dayton, was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia and was also taken to jail.
Carter confirmed that Chambers was in the car with her and they had been at the residence where Chambers was caught hiding.
The grand jury indictment contended that Chambers supervised, managed and controlled the activities of a prostitute in engaging in sexual activity for hire. The indictment further states he transported Carter in order to facilitate her engaging in sexual activity for hire.
Carter was also indicted in September for two counts of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and one count each of possession of cocaine and possession of heroin.
During a case scheduling conference hearing on Oct. 14, Carter’s personal recognizance bond was revoked after the court found she failed to comply with conditions of electronic monitoring and house arrest between Sept. 17 and Oct. 13. The court also found Carter violated bond by using cocaine on or about Oct. 1 and on Oct. 12.
A final pretrial conference for Carter is scheduled for Nov. 6.
Both co-defendants were in custody at the Tri-County Regional Jail, Mechanicsburg, as of Thursday afternoon.
Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.