Two men accused of trying to hire prostitutes in Bowling Green
Kentucky State Police arrested two men in Bowling Green Friday afternoon on accusations that both attempted to hire a prostitute.
Jerry Bundy, 43, 365 Catalpa Circle, Bowling Green is accused of responding to an online advertisement for prostitution, according to his arrest citation.
A Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations West unit trooper said in Bundy’s citation that Bundy sent text messages to an undercover trooper and agreed to pay $60 for sex. Once the money exchanged hands, Bundy was taken into custody, according to his citation.
Police said they found a gun on Bundy. He was charged at 12:05 p.m. Friday with prostitution and carrying a concealed weapon.
A little more than two hours later, state police said Jason W. Melton, 39, 3930 Dripping Springs Road, Glasgow, also responded to an online advertisement for prostitution, according to his arrest citation.
State police said in his citation that Melton sent text messages to an undercover trooper about the meet location and price and initiated a conversation about “party favors” referencing illegal drugs.
Melton arrived at the meet location at a Bowling Green hotel, agreed to pay $100 for sex and was removing the money from his wallet at the time of his arrest, according to his citation.
Melton was taken into custody and searched. Police said they found about one gram of suspected methamphetamine in Melton’s left, front pants pocket, according to his citation. Police seized the suspected meth and $305 in cash.
Melton was charged with prostitution, first-degree possession of a controlled substance first offense methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both men were lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. Bundy was released on a $750 bond Saturday. Melton remains in custody in lieu of a $1,000 cash bond.