Mineola man jailed in DPS investigation

Posted 6/16/22

Jay Michael Cloud, 54, of Mineola was among seven arrested in a prostitution sting Wednesday, June 8 in Longview.

He was released on $3,500 bond on Friday.

Four of the men were from Longview …

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Mineola man jailed in DPS investigation

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Jay Michael Cloud, 54, of Mineola was among seven arrested in a prostitution sting Wednesday, June 8 in Longview.

He was released on $3,500 bond on Friday.

Four of the men were from Longview and one each from Mt. Pleasant and Tatum. They ranged in age from 23-61.

Special agents with the Texas Dept. of Public Safety conducted the solicitation of prostitution operation.

Investigators with the Smith County Texas Anti-Gang Unit, Longview Police Department, Gregg County Sheriff’s Office and the Gregg County District Attorney’s office assisted in the investigation and apprehensions.

According to the Texas State Penal Code 43.021. SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTION. (a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly offers or agrees to pay a fee to another person for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with that person or another.  This charge is a state jail felony. Someone found guilty of a state jail felony can be sentenced to up to two years in jail and pay fines up to $10,000.