DCSO arrests Florida woman wanted in human trafficking case

Published 4:14 pm Friday, September 21, 2018

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 17-year-old girl with outstanding warrants who was wanted in a federal human trafficking case in Tallahassee.

The Tallahassee Police Department contacted DCSO Investigator Robert Humphrey this week in reference to the girl, Honesti Janay Bryant, who was to serve as a key witness in a human trafficking case.

The police believed Bryant was staying with a man known as “Big Boy” in Bainbridge at King West Apartments on Bethel Road.

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Humphrey, along with Sgt. Adam Mobley with the DCSO Career Criminals Unit, placed King West Apartments under surveillance.

Humphrey confronted Bryant and “Big Boy” outside the apartment and found Bryant to match the photo and description of the wanted girl by the Tallahassee police. Despite this, the woman claimed her name was “Mango” and denied any association with the human trafficking case.

Humphrey discovered through Tallahassee police that “Mango” was the common nickname Bryant used and placed Bryant under arrest. She was incarcerated at the Decatur County Jail and sent back to Tallahassee, according to Humphrey.

Bryant was wanted on warrants in Florida, including two counts of tampering an electronic device, failure to appear and violation of probation (felony).