Nine people were arrested over the weekend by Woodway Police department in a prostitution sting.

The three-day operation targeted prostitution and other related criminal offenses.

Officials said the investigation focused on both prostitutes that advertised their services online as well as people responding to ads for those services.

It's the city's second sting operation in the past few months and this one netted 17 separate charges for the suspects.



Eddie Lee, 23

<p>Eddie Lee, 23, charged with Prostitution. Photo: McLennan County</p>


Roberta Muniz, 30

<p>Roberta Munniz, 30, charged with Prostitution. Photo: McLennan County</p>


Shalla Love, 25

<p>Shalla Love, 25, charged with Prostitution and Resisting Arrest. Photo: McLennan County.</p>


Resisting Arrest

Billy Linkous, 27

<p>Billy Linkous, 27, charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon, Evading Arrest with a Vehicle, Evading Arrest on Foot, REsisting Arrest with Deadly Weapon, Unlawfully Carrying WEapon, and Prostitution.  Photo: McLennan Co</p>

Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a Deadly Weapon

Evading Arrest with a Vehicle

Evading Arrest on Foot

Resisting Arrest with Deadly Weapon

Unlawfully Carrying Weapon


Matthew Swisher, 29

<p>Matthew Swisher, 29 charged with Prostitution. Photo: McLennan County </p>


Cesar Salmeron, 37

<p>Cesar Salmeron, 37 charged with Prostituion. Photo: McLennan County </p>


Endangering a Child

Stevan Tijerina, 25

<p>Stevan Tijerina, 25, charged with prostitution. Photo: McLennan County </p>


Che Estrada, 43

<p>Che Estrada, 43, Criminal Trespass Warrant. Photo: McLennan County </p>

Criminal Trespass Warrant

Jennifer Davey, 32

<p>Jennifer Davey, 32, charged with Prostitution and Possession of Crontrolled Substance Penalty Group 3<28 grams. Photo: Mclennan County. </p>


Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3<28 grams

Woodway police said this is a growing problem in the area.

Officers said they tried to arrest 27-year-old Bill Linkous for meeting up with a prostitute he got in his car and drove off leading officers on a chase.

Linkous crashed his car into a parked car in the 100 block of Taos Drive. He grabbed a shield and a samurai sword from his car and tried to fight off officers.

One officer was injured from the sword. He was treated at a local hospital and later released. He is expected to return by the end of the week.

Woodway police said it was a dangerous situation but they're glad one more criminal is off the street.

"This guy, one they prey on women, two there's a lot of trafficking that's going on and we try to do everything that we can to capture as many as we can," Chief Yost Sakhary said. "And this was a short operation this was our second and both were successful."