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Lenoir Woman Charged With Human Trafficking (Updated With Additional Information, 1:21 P.m., 9/18/20)
Breotta Jerricka Pringle: Courtesy of Caldwell County Sheriff's Office

Lenoir Woman Charged With Human Trafficking (Updated With Additional Information, 1:21 p.m., 9/18/20)

More details have been released on the arrest of a woman charged with human trafficking. 31-year-old Breotta Jeriaka Pringle of Ridge Street NW in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (September 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with felony human trafficking an adult victim. In addition, Pringle is charged with simple assault.

On Thursday, while investigating recent reports by community members of suspicious activity, the Lenoir Police Department’s Narcotics Unit obtained evidence leading authorities to believe that a residence on Ridge Street in Lenoir was being utilized for human trafficking.

Following an investigation that resulted in recorded statements from those involved, Investigators arrested Pringle on the human trafficking charge. North Carolina General Statute defines Human Trafficking as a person who commits the offense
of human trafficking when that person knowingly recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains by any means another person with the intent that the other person be held in involuntary servitude or sexual servitude.

Pringle was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (September 21).

The Lenoir Police Department says they will not be releasing any further information concerning this incident that would hamper further investigation as additional charges may be forthcoming. Anyone with information relating to this or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 828-758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100.