JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Authorities arrested two women in a prostitution and sex trafficking operation in Oxford.
Authorities said on December 30, 21-year-old Christy Fields and 24-year-old Kristina Murphy were arrested for promoting prostitution. They are both from Memphis, Tenn.
Weeks earlier, Murphy and Fields were identified from a previous investigation where staff members at a hotel reported suspicious activity and possible prostitution a room. Police said they didn’t have enough evidence to charge them with that crime then. However, they did make arrests for narcotics possession and a person who was reported missing from Memphis was returned to her family.
Authorities said they were finally able to arrest Murphy and Fields last week when ads were posted online. They set up an operation and were able to identify that the women were working as prostitutes.
Fields’ bond was set at $10,000. Murphy was previously charged with a felony in Lafayette County; a judge revoked her bond.