RPD: False Identity at the Quality Quarters Leads to Arrest


The vehicle of an allegedly missing Berea man located outside the Quality Quarters motel in Richmond led to the arrest of a Richmond woman.

According to the citation, Richmond Police arrived at the motel, and the manager advised that one of his employees, Tina Hoskins, was inside the room with the alleged missing male subject, Swan Halstead. At first, police report that no one answered the door although they could hear Halstead’s phone ringing inside.

Police eventually report that they made contact with Hoskins, who initially gave officers a false name and social security number, which turned up with no warrants. However, Halstead identified Hoskins as Tina, resulting in further questioning by police.

When the room was later searched, police found multiple needles, spoon with residue, and suspected marijuana.

Police continue that they determined Hoskins’s true identity during this process, and she was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center and charged with theft of identity without consent, giving an officer false identifying information, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.