What other crimes go hand-in-hand with soliciting prostitution?

This installment of The Dallas Express‘ new Dirty John DFW series shines a light on what other dirty deeds sex buyers in Dallas have been up to.

As previously covered by The Dallas Express, an estimated 80 individuals have been arrested by the Dallas Police Department between March 7 and May 27 for allegedly soliciting sex from prostitutes. Although DPD has refrained from revealing too many details due to ongoing investigations, northwestern Dallas is known for being ground zero for the illicit commercial sex trade.

DPD has yet to fulfill an information request on the more recent arrests of sex buyers; however, the identities of 60 suspects arrested on March 6 and March 27 have been previously made public.

Working with this data, The Dallas Express delved into what dirty deeds these johns have been up to.


Busted by DPD for allegedly soliciting prostitution on March 27, 34-year-old Jordan Colocho was arrested for violating the terms of his probation twice in 2021 and again in 2022. Possession of a penalty group 1 controlled substance — referring to either fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine — was cited each time. The offense is a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in prison.

Several drug possession charges have been filed against 24-year-old Matthew Jasso, whose name also appeared in DPD’s March 27 roundup of johns. He was allegedly found with varying amounts of substances from penalty group 1 several times in 2022 and again in 2023. Jasso appears to have had problems appearing in court. His bond was forfeited last year.

Across Dallas, drug crime remains prevalent despite local and statewide initiatives to curb it. As of June 10, 4,230 drug violations had been reported — a 9.2% uptick from the year before, according to the City’s crime analytics dashboard.


Another john busted on solicitation charges on March 27, 33-year-old Olvin Cardenas-Canales, was previously arrested in January 2023 for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Dallas County jail records indicate that he is still being held there as an illegal alien.

The tragic consequences of drunk driving have made headlines in North Texas recently.

Dallas regularly appears on lists ranking the most dangerous places to drive in the United States. Data from the Texas Department of Transportation shows that there were 196 fatal collisions in Dallas last year, with 64 involving alcohol. There were also 963 serious crashes, resulting in an estimated 1,134 serious injuries. Around 54 of these collisions involved alcohol.


Another dirty Dallas john is still behind bars for a string of forgery offenses and probation violations on top of the solicitation charge stemming from his March 6 arrest.

Erik Garcia, 33, is in Dallas County jail in lieu of a $505,000 bond. Between February 2022 and March 2024, he was allegedly found in possession of forged financial instruments, which could refer to checks, money orders, promissory notes, or other documents used in financial transactions. The gravity of this offense depends on the value of the forged financial instrument.

Fraud offenses have trended downwards in Dallas, with data as of June 10 showing 1,000 reports so far in 2024 compared to 1,160 over the same period last year. Nevertheless, white-collar crime is a drain on DPD’s strapped resources as the department has only around 3,000 officers in the field despite a prior City analysis recommending closer to 4,000 to properly ensure public safety.

Notably, Garcia has had a litany of other charges surrounding his dealings with law enforcement, including failure to identify and the possession of fentanyl.


The next two individuals — 27-year-old Felix Brown and 54-year-old Bruce Jones — were booked on unlawful carry charges when busted by DPD for allegedly soliciting sex from prostitutes in March. The gravity of this offense can range between a Class A misdemeanor and a third-degree felony, depending on the circumstances.

Brown was allegedly also in possession of a penalty group 1 controlled substance.