Two Pimping Multiple-Violent-Felony Parolees Arrested by Human Trafficking Task Force

Two Pimping Multiple-Violent-Felony Parolees Arrested by Human Trafficking Task Force
Photo: Daunte Thurston and Angelo Wells

ONTARIO – Ontario officers stopped a 2013 Dodge Charger for a vehicle code violation on August 13th at 11:30 AM. What happened next on the 3400 Block of E. Shelby St. spurred the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force into action.

The Ontario Police Department officer requested assistance when the driver and passenger were ID’d for active parole out of Sacramento for multiple violent felonies. Angelo Wells (27) of Sacramento, and Daunte Thurston (27) of Elk Grove had racked up prior activities including Car Jacking, Assault with a Firearm, Burglary and Robbery.

Two anonymous female victims ages 24 and 26, both residents of Sacramento, were sitting in the back seat. Several thousand dollars were found in the possession of one of the victims.

When the four subjects were suspected to be involved in prostitution, Officers discovered Wells and Thurston were staying at a nearby hotel. A search of their room revealed evidence consistent with prostitution.

Further investigation handed Investigators knowledge of both victims actively working as prostitutes on behalf of the men. Wells and Thurston were immediately placed under arrest.

The pimping duo was transported to Ontario Police Department for processing. They were booked at West Valley Detention Center for violation of Parole and felony violations of Pimping and Pandering.

Both have 8/26/19 court dates in Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court. Wells received $500,000 bail. No bail for Thurston, who is is being held pending a hearing on his parole violation.

The San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force is made up of Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County DA’s Office, Ontario PD, Redlands PD, California State Parole, Office of Homeland Security and the FBI.

Investigators believe that there are other unidentified victims in this ongoing investigation. You are urged to provide any information to San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force (909)387-8400. To remain anonymous, contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME or via the WE-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

Two Pimping Multiple-Violent-Felony Parolees Arrested by Human Trafficking Task Force was last modified: August 23rd, 2019 by admin
Categories: San Bernardino

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