Shepherdstown man held without bail in prostitution sting

CJ Lovelace

Sep 1, 2017

A West Virginia man facing charges as a result of a prostitution sting in Hagerstown was ordered held without bail Friday in Washington County District Court.

Jason Daniel Hicks, 35, of Shepherdstown appeared via closed-circuit television before retired District Judge Robert Wilcox, who handed down the ruling during a bond-review hearing.

Wilcox said Hicks' status as a "frequent flyer" in the criminal-justice systems of several states, including a number of prior convictions, indicate that he is a danger to public safety.

Hicks faces one count of human trafficking, one count of second-degree assault and two counts of neglect of a minor, according to the statement of charges...