Additional arrest made in alleged prostitution of teen case in Eden, man held under $5 million bond

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EDEN, N.C. — A 67-year-old man was arrested in connection to an alleged prostitution of teens case, according to a press release from Eden Police.

Everette James Ferris Jr. of NC 770 in Eden was arrested Monday. He is in jail under a $5 million secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 6.

Ferris was  charged with six counts of indecent liberties with a minor. Additional charges are forthcoming.

Police began investigating the alleged prostitution of teens case earlier this month. The Eden Police Department was contacted concerning the welfare of two teenage girls. The complaint alleged that the two girls were involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship with an older male and the girls’ mother was facilitating the inappropriate relationship.

Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer said on Sept. 10 that the alleged acts took place at Woodall’s Barber Shop in Eden and only involves one of the girls.

 

Thomas “Tommy” Obie Woodall, 66, and Teresa Ann Vanover, 52.

Thomas “Tommy” Obie Woodall, 66, and Teresa Ann Vanover, 52.

Previously, Eden Police detectives arrested Thomas “Tommy” Obie Woodall, 66, and Teresa Ann Vanover, 52. They were arrested the morning of Sept. 9.

Woodall was charged with 12 counts of felony statutory sex offense.  He was placed in jail under a $5 million secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 24

Vanover was charged with 12 counts of felony child abuse by prostitution. She also was placed in jail under a $5 million secured bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 24.

The investigation is ongoing.