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Police: Wedding ring pawned to pay hooker

April 4, 2013 at 1:35 PM

GREENWOOD, S.C., April 4 (UPI) -- Police in South Carolina said they arrested a man who allegedly admitted to pawning his wedding ring to pay a prostitute.

The Greenwood Police Department said an officer pulled over a vehicle in an area known to be frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers and the female passenger Rhonda Kelley, 41, was recognized from previous prostitution arrests, WYFF-TV, Greenville, S.C., reported Thursday.

The driver, Marvin Holmes II, 33, allegedly told the officer he decided to pick up a prostitute because he was having problems with his wife. The police report said he told the officer he and Kelley had gone to Apache Pawn, where they pawned his wedding ring for $20.

Holmes was charged with solicitation of prostitution and driving under suspension.

Kelley was charged with solicitation of prostitution and possession of marijuana.

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