Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives made three arrests Tuesday at a Punta Gorda motel in connection with a prostitution sting.
Ashley Marie Deluca, 26, 130 Chattanooga Dr., Ft. Myers; Brian Ashley Flowers, 31, and Eugene Lawrence Smith, 85, both of 923 Happy Drive, North Fort Myers, were charged in the case.
Deluca was charged with prostitution and felony driving no suspended license; Flowers was charged with aiding in prostitution; and Smith was charged with resisting arrest and had to register as a sexual Ppredator.
Ashley Marie Deluca
Detectives called ads listed on Backpage.com and a woman called back and reportedly agreed to meet at Knights Inn, 9300 Knights Drive, Punta Gorda with a price of $200 for sex.
Detectives paid for two rooms and Deluca reportedly drove up in a red pickup and walked to the designated room with detectives in the adjacent room.
Smith and Flowers stayed in the pickup.
Deluca allegedly said she did not bring condoms and they left walked to a gas station to buy them. Deluca reportedly kept asking if the undercover detective was a cop because she did not want to get arrested.
They returned to the room and the detective paid $200, which she accepted. Deluca began taking her clothes off and got on the bed when other detectives moved in to arrest Deluca.
Detectives approached the waiting pickup outside; Flowers exited and was arrested. Smith refused orders to get out to the truck and had to be removed; he was then arrested. Flowers said he and Smith were there to protect Deluca. He also said she takes the money from the trick and immediately buys methamphetamine.
Deluca was jailed on $3,000 bond; Flowers got a $500 bond; and Smith was released on $1,000 bond.