Kidnapping

York deputies arrest man wanted in connection with sex trafficking in Williamsburg

York deputies arrest man wanted in connection with sex trafficking in Williamsburg

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man accused of abducting and forcing two women into prostitution.

Evan Anthony Cole, 29, was taken into custody after a three-hour standoff Thursday afternoon at the Travelodge Inn and Suites in the 100 block of Bypass Road in upper York County, according to York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Dennis Ivey.

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies and the emergency response team were called to the motel around 2 p.m., according to Ivey.

Two maintenance workers at the motel heard a noise in a vacant room, according to Ivey. They entered the room when Cole put a gun to the head of one of the men and ordered them...

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