Raleigh police officer Jason Brandon Hoyle was arrested Thursday by Fayetteville police and charged with soliciting sex from a teenager, a week after police there investigated a larceny in which the Raleigh Police Department and Hoyle are listed as victims.
The theft of a laptop, phone and cash initiated the investigation into Hoyle's activity, said Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Gavin MacRoberts.
Hoyle, 34, was charged with promoting and participating in the prostitution of a minor. He was released on $100,000 bond.
Tiara Michelle Bradshaw, 17, also was arrested. She was charged with misdemeanor solicitation for prostitution and released on a written promise to appear in court.
According to the police report, Hoyle had $800 in cash, an Apple iPhone 4 and Dell D630 laptop in his possession around 10 p.m. Feb. 7 at 1925 Cedar Creek Road, Apt. 109, in Fayetteville. The items were reported stolen the next morning at 7:24 a.m.
The Raleigh Police Department was listed as the victim in the laptop theft. Spokesman Jim Sughrue said Thursday that the laptop has been returned to the department and that no breach in security is believed to have occurred.
Sughrue said an internal investigation into Hoyle's involvement is under way. Hoyle, who works in the detective division, has worked for the department since October 2000.