Police Blotter: Woman Arrested On Sex, Drug Charges After Call From Sergeant

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Clara Harden
Clara Harden

A woman is facing sex and drug charges after a city police sergeant began an undercover investigation.

The sergeant said he answered an escort service ad on Backpage.com.

Clara Harden agreed to give him "full service" for $150 an hour.

She agreed to meet him at the Red Roof Inn on Shallowford Road.

Surveillance was set up at the motel, and Ms. Harden was seen leaving room 145 and getting into a 1996 Toyota 4Runner.

She was stopped a short time later, then a K-9 hit on the vehicle so a search was started. Officers found 1.5 grams of meth in a box on the front seat. They also found pipes, scales, rolling papers, six Xanex pills, $102 and an IPhone. On the IPhone were text exchanges between Ms. Harden and the sergeant.

Police also checked out room 145 and found 13 more pills and more drug paraphernalia.

Ms. Harden was charged with possession of meth for resale, possession of Xanex for resale, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and prostitution.

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Officers checked out a building on Fisher Street whose back door was kicked in and the lock broken.

Items taken include two Wii gaming systems, 15 games, 10 controllers, a backpack and $3.

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A woman on E. 49th Street said she has had four bicycles stolen.

She set up a video to watch who took the latest - an orange bike with a black front tire and a white rear tire.

The video showed a black male about 12 years old casing the place, then taking the bicycle. He had a short Afro.

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Tiffany Thrailkill said her boyfriend, Harris Lee Jr., brought back her stolen vehicle and told her he was going to take her to the police station and have her drop charges of stealing it and domestic assault.

She said when he fell asleep at her residence on Albemarle Avenue, she tried to sneak out. She said he woke up and assaulted her.

Police said she had marks on her face and neck.

She was able to drive the vehicle to Rossville Boulevard, where she met with an officer.

Warrants were taken for Lee for domestic assault, false imprisonment, and retaliation.

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On Gadd Road, Dakota McGinnis said he was cleaning his gun when it accidentally discharged.

Amanda Hughes, who lives in the next apartment, said a bullet whizzed through her dining room wall.

Fortunately, no one was hurt.

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Taylor Patton said he was sitting in a vehicle on Nautical Way with Latoya Byrd when a silver Ford Focus drove by very slowly. The vehicle headlights were then shined on them.

He said about 15 minutes later a man knocked on the driver's side window with a black-handled gun.

The man demanded money, and Patton said he had none. He was then told to take his pants off.

He said he then told the man he might have something of value in the trunk. The gunman allowed him to go into the trunk, saying he was "going to kill you anyway."

Patton said he then took off running, while dodging multiple gunshots.

Police said the driver's side window was shattered.

A 40-caliber Smith and Wesson brass casing was found on the trunk.


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