Sheriff's Dept. Makes Arrests For Alleged Prostitution

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Three people are facing prostitution-related charges following their Oct. 23 arrest by the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department.

Charged with prostitution was Roxanna Landis, 27, of 227 Vinewood Rd., Apt. I-5., McMinnville. Charged with promoting prostitution were Todd Odell Hindsley, 44, 723 Gassaway Main St., Liberty and Nickey E. Cantrell, 52, 622 Short Mountain St., Smithville.

Five CCSD units responded to 496 Crossroads Road on Oct. 23 for a report of a fight in progress. While enroute they were notified by Cannon County Dispatch that the incident was not a fight, but was possible related to drug activity and that a gun might be involved.

Upon arrival, officers observed six males and one female standing at the back of the residence. After speaking with Miguel Martinez, officers determined the incident might be related to prostitution.

Sgt. Randy Neal, Deputy Eric Moss, Deputy Steve McMillen and Deputy Reed Bryson began speaking to witnesses to determine what was going on at the residence. Martinez stated that Landis came to the residence and was trying to sell a food stamp card, pills, and sex. Martinez said Landis had been there on three prior occasions.

After interviewing witnesses at the scene, deputies transported Landis, Hindsley and Cantrell to the sheriff’s department.

Deputy Moss interviewed Hindsley, who said he ran into Cantrell and Landis at a store in Smithville and they asked him for a ride. Hindsley said they went to the address on Crossroads Road to look for Landis’ sister.

When asked how long they had been at the residence, Hindsley first said about 10 minutes, then 20 minutes, and finally stated they may have been there about an hour. Hindsley said during that time Landis came outside two or three times to speak with Cantrell, but he did not know what they discussed.

Deputy Moss then spoke with Landis. When asked what she, Cantrell and Hindsley were doing at the residence, Landis immediately stated that she was there to make money for Cantrell and that he made her prostitute.

Landis said she had been prostituting for Cantrell for about three months. She said Cantrell made her prostitute every weekend and that she had been to the residence on Crossroads Road on two other occasions.

Landis said she, Cantrell and Hindsley had been at the residence about 30 minutes when she came out without any money and Cantrell made her go back inside and told her to make some money.

Landis said Cantrell tells her that he pays all the bills with his disability check, so he makes her prostitute to bring in more money and that if she did not, he would raise hell. She said Cantrell has also prostituted other women in the past.

She also said Hindsley knew what they were at the residence for and that she and Cantrell had not met him at the store, but at his house.

Landis further stated that Hindsley said they needed to make some money and that Hindsley knew that he and Cantrell were taking her to Crossroads Road to prostitute. She said the agreement was she was going to split her money with the two men.

Landis added she charges between $35 and $40 for her services as a prostitute and that she, Cantrell and Hindsley use the money to support their drug habit, which is primarily the drug Dilaudid.

Landis’ bond was set at $1,500. The bonds for Cantrell and Hindsley were set at $3,000 each. Initial court appearance for all three is Dec. 6.
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