The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance in seeking potential victims and additional information about two over-the-road truck drivers who kidnap females and demand ransom of the females for their release.
25-year-old Brian T. Summerson of Dillon, South Carolina, was arrested in Daytona Beach, Florida, for Battery Cause Bodily Harm, False Imprisonment, and Tampering with a Witness Calling 911. Summerson is an over-the-road trucker with a primary route of I-95 from New Jersey to Miami, as well as Chicago, Illinois, and Kansas City, Missouri.
When meeting potential victims, he tells them his name is Von or Vaughn.
35-year-old Pierre L. Washington of Chicago, Illinois, owns a trucking company, God Got Me LLC.
Washington is also an over-the-road trucker, but at this time, his routes are unknown. Washington was arrested in Chicago in March 2021 by the FBI in reference to an ongoing investigation.
Both men were indicted in Memphis, TN in March. The federal indictment indicates one victim has a connection to Memphis, TN.
The investigation is ongoing and has revealed photographs, videos, and text communications of additional women on Summerson’s electronic devices and electronic accounts.
The FBI places a priority on protecting victims of crime. If you have any information concerning this case, or if you believe you are a victim or may have been affected by these alleged crimes, please provide your contact information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org