Undercover officers bust prostitution ring operating out of Overton Hotel

Megan Norman
Megan Norman
Chanze Pringler (Provided by LSO)
Chanze Pringler (Provided by LSO)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock undercover officers arrested three people believed to be part of a prostitution ring operating out of an upscale hotel near Texas Tech University.

Wednesday afternoon, LPD officers who were conducting an undercover operation arrested Megan Norman, 18, and a 16-year-old female who they say were part of a prostitution ring operating out of the Overton Hotel at 2320 Mac Davis Lane.

As part of the investigation, officers responded to on-line ads which led them to a room at the hotel where they found Norman and the juvenile.

Investigating officers also found evidence linking a male, Chanze Pringler, 24, to the prostitution operation and he was arrested at 100 Zenith Ave. following a traffic stop.

The juvenile and Norman were charged with Prostitution. Norman was also charged with Compelling Prostitution and Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution.

Pringler was charged with numerous offenses including Compelling Prostitution, Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution, and Resisting Arrest.

Lubbock Police met with hotel management shortly after 1 p.m. asking for the hotel's assistance in the matter.

"We fully cooperated with the LPD officers to make their arrest," said Overton Hotel's general manager Kurt Metcalf.

"As a hotel, we maintain all of our guests' privacy. We were not aware of any unusual behavior or suspicious activity regarding this one room," continued Metcalf.  "The Overton Hotel does have 24-hour on-site security and our guests' safety is always our top priority."