Truckers Accused in Alleged Kidnap-For-Ransom Scheme, FBI Investigation Ongoing
Memphis, TN – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is asking for victims of an alleged kidnap-for-ransom scheme carried out by two truckers to come forward.
The FBI says truck driver Brian T. Summerson, 25, of Dillon, SC, and trucking company owner Pierre L. Washington, 35, of Chicago, IL, kidnapped females and held them for ransom.
Summerson was arrested last year in Daytona Beach, FL and charged with Battery Cause Bodily Harm, False Imprisonment, and Tampering with a Witness Calling 911.
Officials said Summerson’s primary route was I-95 from New Jersey to Miami, as well as Chicago to Kansas City.
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When meeting potential victims, Summerson would tell them his name was “Von or Vaughn,” the FBI said.
As for Washington, he is the owner-operator of “God Got Me LLC,” and was arrested in March 2021 by the FBI as part of its ongoing investigation into the scheme.
The FBI indicated its investigation remains ongoing and has, so far, obtained photographs, videos and text communications of additional women on Summerson’s electronic devices and electronic accounts.
The FBI is asking anyone with information concerning this case, or if you believe you are a victim or may have been affected by these alleged crimes, to provide your contact information via email to [email protected].
The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes that it investigates and provide these victims with information, assistance, services, and resources.
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