A 44-year-old woman and 40-year-old man were each arrested in connection with prostitution after police conducted a traffic stop, and the man told authorities he offered the woman money in exchange for sex.
Julie Ann Perritt of Myrtle Beach is charged with prostitution, first offense, improper lane change, and failure to appear, recording to J. Reuben Long Detention Center records.
Jerry Aubrey Almond of Myrtle Beach is also charged with prostitution, along with public intoxication, according to Myrtle Beach Jail records.
Myrtle Beach officers were on patrol about 12:40 a.m. Monday in the area of 15th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive when they noticed Perritt’s car in the middle of the roadway on 15th Avenue South, according to a police report.
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Authorities noticed the driver speaking with a man who was walking down the street and saw him get into the car. Police followed the car and saw that the driver cross the double yellow line on the roadway, and authorities then conducted a traffic stop.
Police asked Perritt how she knew Almond, and she said he was a family member’s boyfriend. She also told police she had no drugs in the car, but said there may have been a spoon she used for narcotics inside the car, according to the report.
Almond told police Perritt was just giving him a ride to a nearby grocery store, and officers noted he seemed very nervous. He then told police he offered Perritt $60 in exchange for sex, authorities said.
Perritt said Almond offered her $60, but not in exchange for sex. Almond then told police he was walking down the street when Perritt drove up and asked him what he was looking for and he told her “one of the girls who walks the street,” and she told him to get into her car, police said.
She asked if he was a cop and he said he wasn’t. She asked him what he was looking for and he said sex and told her he had $60. He told police he had done this one other time, and hadn’t gotten caught then according to the report.
He asked police to tell his mother he was being arrested. Authorities spoke with his mother and told her why he was being arrested.
Almond had a strong smell of alcohol emitting from him, and he told police he had been drinking, according to the report.