4-Men from Woodbury, Nashville and Goodlettsville Arrested in Undercover Human Trafficking Operation

Nov 22, 2021 at 07:24 am by WGNS

(L to R) Top: Darin Slater, 37 William Joy, 46 William Joy, 46 Bottom: Michael Swales, 49, Stetson Brown, 25

In nearby Nashville, four men from Woodbury, Nashville and Goodlettsville, TN have been arrested and charged with “Felony Promoting Prostitution.” The arrests occurred during an undercover operation this past Thursday by Human Trafficking detectives with the Metro Nashville Police Department.

The four men who were arrested:

• Michael Swales, 49, of Nashville
• William Joy, 46, of Goodlettsville
• Stetson Brown, 25, of Nashville
• Darin Slater, 37, of Woodbury

During the operation, undercover detectives responded to internet sex ads. The four men arrested allegedly drove the women to hotels in the Rosa Parks Boulevard and Vantage Way area – reportedly to meet with clients. However, those alleged clients were undercover officers.

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Advocates from End Slavery Tennessee, Thistle Farms, and the Nashville Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition provided immediate assistance to the women encountered during this operation.

Additionally, William Joy was charged with felon in possession of a handgun, cocaine possession, and gun possession during the commission of a felony.

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