Woodbury man among those arrested in human trafficking operation

Four men, including one from nearby Woodbury, have been arrested and charged with “Felony Promoting Prostitution.” The arrests occurred during an undercover operation this past Thursday by Human Trafficking detectives with the Metro Nashville Police Department.

The four men who were arrested:

• Michael Swales, 49, of Nashville
• William Joy, 46, of Goodlettsville
• Stetson Brown, 25, of Nashville
• Darin Slater, 37, of Woodbury

During the operation, undercover detectives responded to internet sex ads. The four men arrested allegedly drove the women to hotels in the Rosa Parks Boulevard and Vantage Way area – reportedly to meet with clients. However, those alleged clients were undercover officers.

Advocates from End Slavery Tennessee, Thistle Farms, and the Nashville Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition provided immediate assistance to the women encountered during this operation.

Additionally, William Joy was charged with felon in possession of a handgun, cocaine possession, and gun possession during the commission of a felony.

Top left to right: Darin Slater and William Joy. Bottom left to right: Michael Swales, Stetson Brown. — Graphic and information for this story provided by WGNS Radio.