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Wyoming man faces prostitution, multiple federal charges after arrest in Dickinson

BISMARCK -- A Wyoming man is facing multiple charges in federal court after he allegedly brought three women from Wyoming to Dickinson to engage in prostitution.

Garrell James, 25, was initially arrested March 25 at the Rodeway Inn motel on the 600 block of 12th Street West in Dickinson for illegal possession of a firearm after police were called to his room after reports of a marijuana smell and possible prostitution activity, according to federal court documents.

On Wednesday, charges were filed in federal court alleging James engaged in three counts of traveling to engage prostitution -- two with people under the age of 18 -- in October and March. He also faces a charge of coercion and enticement of a person under the age of 18, which occurred last October.

Susan Kyli Defreese, born in 1997, had rented the room at the Rodeway Inn and was found in the motel’s parking lot in James’ vehicle on March 25. In the car, Defreese was sitting on a .40-caliber handgun with three rounds of ammunition in the magazine. She also possessed one-eighth of an ounce of methamphetamine.

James was arrested at that time by the Dickinson Police Department on an outstanding warrant in Chicago, and he admitted that the handgun, meth and marijuana belonged to him. He was charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute, a Class AA felony punishable with life in prison without parole.

According to Stark County court documents from different violations from April, James last listed his address as Cheyenne, Wyo.

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