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Potential victims in kidnapping ransom schemes sought

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for assistance in locating potential victims and additional information about two long-haul truck drivers who kidnap females and demand ransom of the females for their release.

Brian T. Summerson, 25, of Dillon, S.C., was arrested in Daytona Beach, Fla., on charges including alleged battery causing bodily harm, false imprisonment and tampering with a witness calling 911.

Summerson is a long-haul trucker with a primary route of Interstate 95 from New Jersey to Miami, Fla. as well as Chicago, Ill. and Kansas City, Mo.

When meeting potential victims, Summerson tells them his name is Von or Vaughn.

Pierre L. Washington, 35, of Chicago, Ill., owns a trucking company, God Got Me LLC.

Washington also is a long-haul trucker. At this time, his trucking routes are unknown.

Washington was arrested in Chicago in March by the FBI in reference to an ongoing investigation.

The federal investigation is ongoing and has revealed photographs, videos and text communications of additional women on Summerson’s electronic devices and electronic accounts, according to a media release from the FBI.

Anyone who may have any information concerning this case, or if you believe you are a victim or may have been affected by these alleged crimes, provide contact information via email to truckervictims@fbi.gov and an investigator can contact you.

Responses are voluntary but would be useful in the federal investigation and for identification as a potential victim.

The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes that it investigates and provide these victims with information, assistance, services and resources.

Long-haul trucker Brian T. Summerson, of South Carolina, was arrested on charges related to kidnapping and ransom schemes. His truck route included Interstate 95 from New Jersey to Miami, Fla.
Photos courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Pierre L. Washington, of Chicago, owns a trucking company and also is a long-haul trucker. He allegedly was involved in abduction and ransom schemes.