Michael Earl Ingram, 26, was arrested on drug, gun, and promoting prostitution charges on Friday, after he was found to be pimping out 3 women from a Music Valley hotel room. At the time of his arrest, he was offering a ‘2-girl special’ for $160.
Metro Police received a tip from a confidential source on Thursday that a black male was “pimping three black females”out of room 127 at the Fiddler’s Inn, located at 2410 Music Valley Drive. The source indicated there was an abnormal amount of traffic in/out of the room, and was a steady line of only males. The source further provided that approximately five minutes before each man would arrive, a tall skinny black male would leave the room and walk to the parking lot, staying nearby to the room, until the male visitor would leave, at which time he would return.
Detectives acted on this tip, and set up surveillance later in the day on Thursday, and observed the same behaviors as described by the confidential source. On Friday, the detectives were able to locate an advertisement on “listcrawler.com” that seemed to fit the circumstances. MNPD Vice Detective Mayo responded to the online ad, and via phone, a female directed him to the Fiddler’s Inn – they had the right ad. A female greeted Detective Mayo at the door, invited him in, and then asked May if he wanted a ‘two-girl special’, as another female came from the bathroom of the hotel room. Both females agrees to perform sexual acts, in exchange for $160.00, and the cash was exchanged.
While this was happening inside, detectives had observed the skinny black male leave the room about five minutes before Detective Mayo arrived. The two females in the room at the time were issued state citations for prostitution, and admitted that the black male, now identified as Michael Ingram, provided security for them while they conducted acts of prostitution, and Ingram admitted the same during questioning. Some cash, a loaded .40 caliber handgun, and a small amount of marijuana were also found in the hotel room, which was registered to Ingram.
Michael Ingram told detectives that his nickname is ‘Capo’, which meant ‘the Underboss’. NCIC records show that ‘Capo’ Michael Ingram had convictions for felony schedule I drugs in Louisiana in 2016, Promoting Prostitution in Missouri in 2016, as well as a Human Trafficking/Coerce Comm Sex Activity conviction in Florida in 2017, in addition to felony procurement of a prostitute.
Ingram was charged with 2 counts promoting prostitution, felon in possession of a weapon, and possession. He is currently held in lieu of a $75,000 bond.