FBI looking for potential victims of truckers accused of kidnapping women, holding them for ransom

ATLANTA — The FBI is asking the public’s help in trying to track down potential victims of two truck drivers who are accused of kidnapping women and then demanding a ransom for their release.

The Atlanta office of the bureau said at least one of them had routes that went through Georgia.

Police have arrested Brian Summerson, 25, of Dillon, South Carolina and Pierre Washington, 35, of Chicago in connection to the kidnappings, but they fear more victims may be out there.

The FBI said Summerson’s primary trucking route was along Interstate 95 that went from New Jersey to Miami, as well as Chicago, Illinois, and Kansas City, Missouri. The bureau said when meeting with potential victims, he would tell the women his name was Von or Vaughn.

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Summerson was arrested in Daytona Beach on charges of battery cause bodily harm, false imprisonment and tampering with a witness calling 911.

Investigator said they found photographs, videos and text communications of additional women on Summerson’s electronic devices and electronic accounts and are trying to contact those women to aid in this case.

The FBI said Washington owns his own trucking company called God Got Me LLC, and that his trucking routes are unknown. He was arrested in Chicago as part of an ongoing investigation, the bureau said.

If anyone has any information about this case or may know of any potential victims, they are asking you to email the relevant contact information to truckervictims@fbi.gov so that an investigator can contact you.

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