According to the Oklahoma County jail blotter one man was from Utah and the other from Arkansas.
Last Thursday Mark Skinner Durtschi, 43 (see photo left), of Syracuse, Utah reportedly made contact with a female undercover police officer posing as an escort.
According to the official police report, the undercover officer showed up at Durtschi's hotel room on South Meridian Ave. There, Durtschi allegedly asked for "specific sexual contact in exchange for $160.00."
Durtschi was placed under arrest and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a complaint of offering to engage in an act of prostitution. Durtschi was released on a $500 bond.
There was no indication as to why Durtschi was in town. He listed himself as "self employed."
Last Wednesday Robert Russell Prochazka, 47 (see photo right), of Russellville, Arkansas reportedly contacted another female undercover police officer posing as an escort.
Reportedly, when the female officer arrived at his hotel on South Meridian, Prochazka "asked for specific sexual contact in exchange for $100.00."
Prochazka was placed under arrest and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on a complaint of offering to engage in an act of prostitution. He was released on a $500 bond.
A search of news articles in the Russellville area indicate Prochazka is no stranger to residents there.
In 2002, the Russellville Courier reported that Prochazka ran for Ward 1, Position 1, in the city council. He was defeated by the incumbent.
Also in 2002, Prochazka was reportedly arrested after North Little Rock authorities issued a warrant, indicating that he allegedly assaulted a Morrilton woman, Christie Scroggin, during a concert at Alltel Arena. Prochazka was later found 'not guilty.' In response, Prochazka filed a lawsuit against his accuser.
In 2003, another article reported that Prochazka filed a formal complaint against the police chief of Russellville after he said he was illegally stopped at the chief's direction after speaking publicly at a City Council meeting. A later article indicated the police chief had not violated the law.
Prochazka is listed as the owner of Promotor Sports, Inc. out of Russellville. When JohnTV.com originally published Prochazka's arrest, we linked to a photo of him on his company's website. Within 24-hours the photo was removed from his website. [see the link before - and see the link after]
According to police reports, audio recordings of the alleged crimes by both men have been booked into evidence.
At the time of this story, neither man has been officially charged with any crime related to the alleged solicitation of prostitution.
JohnTV will be following these arrests and will update you on any changes.