W.Va. Man Pimped Out Sister, Beat Up Security Guard

By MERRIS BADCOCK | mbadcock@whag.com

Published 08/26 2014 07:10PM

Updated 08/26 2014 07:28PM

Lucas Howdershell
Lucas Howdershell

FREDERICK COUNTYVa. - A West Virginia man has been charged with malicious wounding and procuring a person, after investigators with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia said he tried to pimp out his 34-year-old sister for sex, and beat up a security guard.

According to court documents, Lucas Howdershell, 20, of Inwood, W.Va., took his sister to the Flying J truck stop, off Interstate-81 on Monday morning, to prostitute her. The truck stop is near the Virginia-West Virginia state line.

A security guard discovered what the siblings were up to, and asked them to leave.

That's when Howdershell allegedly pushed the security guard to the ground, and punched him repeatedly the face.

Deputies, who had been called to the scene on a prostitution tip, arrived shortly after the fight, and witnessed Howdershell running toward his vehicle.

A deputy made contact with Howdershell, and put him in handcuffs.

The deputy then made contact with the security guard, who had been yelling for help. Court records said the guard was covered in blood, with an eye swollen shut, and a lot of blood was coming from his nose.

During questioning, Howdershell admitted to prostituting his sister, and said he punched the security guard because the guard was “running his mouth.”

The security guard was taken to Winchester Medical Center for treatment, and Howdershell was taken to jail.

On Tuesday, he received a $2,500 secured bond, but remained in the custody of the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center at the time this article was published.

CORRECTION: Earlier versions of this story reported that Howdershell was a Frederick County, Va. resident. Court documents show Howdershell is a resident of Inwood, West Virginia. 

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