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5 charged in Princeton prostitution sting

(WVVA) Police in Princeton arrested five men in an undercover prostitution sting.

The sting was centered in the Thorn Street area on Thursday.

Police said the men individually approached an undercover female officer and propositioned her for sexual favors in exchange for cash.

The men, listed below, were each charged with soliciting to prostitution.

Tyler Anthony Romeo, 25, of Bluefield, WV
Mark A. Cole, 59, of Lashmeet, WV
Terry Matthew Lilley, 46, of Bluefield, VA
Danny Wayne Fox, 67, of Princeton, WV
Donald Lee Phillips, 69, of Lerona, WV

According to court documents, investigators made audio recordings during the sting.

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