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Elk Grove man arrested for pimping in San Bernardino

Elk Grove man arrested for pimping in San Bernardino

San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force arrested two parolees from Northern California earlier this week. The two were arrested in Ontario on charges of Felony Pimping and Pandering of an Adult and Violation of Parole.

Angelo Wells, 27-year-old resident of Sacramento, CA and Daunte Thurston, 27-year-old resident of Elk Grove, CA were arrested on August 13.

On August 13, 2019 at 11:30 am, San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force investigators received a call from an Ontario Police Department officer, requesting assistance regarding four subjects suspected to be involved in prostitution. A Task Force investigator responded to the location and learned, Ontario officers stopped a 2013 Dodge Charger, for a vehicle code violation. During the contact with the driver, Wells, and the male passenger, Thurston, officers discovered both were on active parole out of Sacramento for multiple violent felonies related to Car Jacking, Assault with a Firearm, Burglary and Robbery. Officers also noticed two adult females in the backseat of the vehicle.

During the search of the vehicle, several thousand dollars in U.S. currency was found in possession of one of the female passengers. Officers discovered Wells and Thurston were staying at a nearby hotel and conducted a search of their room as well. During the search of the hotel room, evidence consistent with prostitution was located. The investigation continued, and investigators learned both of the females were actively working as prostitutes on behalf of Wells and Thurston. Wells and Thurston were placed under arrest, transported to Ontario Police Department for processing and ultimately booked at West Valley Detention Center. They were booked for violation of Parole and felony violations of Pimping and Pandering. Both have court dates in Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court set for 8/26/2019. Bail for Wells is set at $500,000. Thurston is being held without bail pending a hearing on his parole violation

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