© 2022 WSIU Public Radio
WSIU Public Broadcasting
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Two southern Illinois residents arrested in Kentucky on prostitution and drug charges

Photo of Harley Williams
McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.
McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.
Harley Williams of Marion

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office arrested a southern Illinois man and woman last week during a prostitution investigation.

Last Thursday, detectives learned numerous women were apparently posting prostitution ads online in Paducah. A detective, acting in an undercover capacity, contacted one of the women, who agreed to have sex in exchange for money. The woman then met the detective at a hotel, where she was immediately arrested. She was identified as 21-year-old Harley Williams of Marion.

Detectives located Williams’ vehicle on the parking lot of the hotel. Inside the vehicle detectives found 34-year-old Jeremy Shered of Carbondale and a three year old child. Detectives saw Shered deleting evidence of prostitution on a cell phone. Shered was arrested.

The investigation revealed both Williams and Shered were involved with prostitution for about a year.

The child was released to a family member.

Harley Williams charges: Prostitution, Wanton endangerment 2nd degree, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of drug paraphernalia

Jeremy Shered 34 charges: Promoting prostitution, possession of Marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and tampering with physical evidence