Four strippers fatally shoot Good Samaritan after he stopped to help them change a tire
Police arrested four adult entertainers recently after they allegedly shot dead a Good Samaritan who helped them change a flat tire.
According to Mississippi police, Brittany Curry, 28, Lauteshia Dotson, 23, Ponesha Taylor, 23, and Johniesha Simmons, 19, have all been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
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Acting Sheriff Branden Caid said Curry fatally shot Ralph Edward Cross, 55, in his back at his Missouri home.
The women were in southeast Missouri after allegedly advertising escort services online, Fox 13 Memphis reported.
A witness told investigators that he saw Cross with the four women on Monday night.
The women reportedly had a flat tire and Cross purchased a new one for them and allowed them to stay in his home while he replaced the wheel.
His body was discovered at his residence the next morning.
Another witness who met with Cross hours before his death said he was arguing with three of the women while another sat in the car parked in front of the home.
The witness said he heard a loud noise before later seeing the women exit Cross' home and enter the car.
While the women entered the car, the witness said he heard one of them say Cross was "tripping and do not go back down there," the station reported.
Investigators said the evidence -- ruffled couch cushions and pockets of Cross' pants being turned out -- pointed to a robbery.
None of the women, who turned themselves into police on Thursday, have admitted to the robbery or the role they played in the crime.
Each of them are being held without bond in separate facilities.