Missouri police have arrested four adult entertainers and accused them of murdering a man who helped them change a flat tire, as reported by FOX 13.
Brittany Curry, 28, Ponesha Taylor, 23, Johniesha Simmons, 19, and Lauteshia Dotson, 23, have all been charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the August 1 death of Ralph Cross, 55. They are believed to be strippers, police have said.
Authorities state that Cross offered to help fix their flat tire and even invited them back to his home while he performed the necessary repairs. It has also been indicated that the good samaritan even bought them a brand new tire. Police note that the foursome stayed there until his body was discovered on the premises the next morning.
The women, originally from Memphis and Nashville, were the last people seen in Cross’s Wilson City home before his body was found, according to NBC 5.
Investigators have also said that the murder weapon may have been a 9mm handgun. They have not noted which adult entertainer may have actually pulled the trigger, however.
The women are being housed in four separate county jails in southeast Missouri. No possible motive has been given for the alleged murder.
It has not been revealed if any member of the foursome has received legal counsel. They will be officially arraigned in the near future.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office at 573-683-2111.
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