Missouri, USA (McKoy’s News) – Adult Entertainers Murder Man Who Changed Their Flat Tire: Investigators in Missouri have charged four females, believed to be adult entertainers in relation to a homicide in the said state. Information gathered is that the women were in Southeast Missouri seeking “work” after advertising their (adult entertainment) services online.
Identified as 28-yr-old Brittany Curry, 23-yr-old Ponesha Taylor, 23-yr-old Lauteshia Dotson and 19-yr-old Johniesha Simmons from Nashville and Memphis, all four face charges which include first-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action in connection to Ralph Cross’ death on August 1, 2017. According to confirmed reports, Ralph Cross was killed in his Missouri home.
However, prior to Cross’ death, witnesses told the police that they saw him with the four women on (July 31, 2017) the night before.
It is alleged that Ralph Cross purchased a new tire for the young women and gave them permission to overnight in his house until he fixed their flat tire. However, it is reported that the women stayed in Cross’ house until officials found his body there on Tuesday (August 1, 2017) morning. The Mississippi County Sheriff’s office said the four women were seen last at the victim’s home.
After searching the crime scene for clues, police found 9mm shell casings. Acting Mississippi County Sheriff Branden Caid speculated that the women might have shot Cross with a 9mm handgun. Cross died of a single gunshot to his back.
According to court documents, a witness saw Cross in his house around 6:30 a.m. the day of his death. A witness said when he exited Cross’s home, Cross had been arguing with three of the women, while the fourth woman sat in a white car parked outside the house. The witness said that when he approached Cross’s home, he heard a noise and noticed three women leaving Cross’s home and entering a white car. The witness claimed he overheard one of the women who were in the car say that Cross was “tripping and do not go back down there”.
Further investigations revealed that robbery may have been the cause for the murder as the women could have killed Cross after stealing all that they could from him and his house as there was enough evidence in the house to prove same. Witnesses also said that he was seen with a large sum of money, which investigators never found.
Relatives and friends of the women who saw the media coverage of the investigation, which includes surveillance images, notified law enforcement and convinced the women to go to the police with their side of the story. The women turned themselves in at the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, August 3, 2017.
Court documents revealed that all four women admitted to being at Cross’s home on the day he died, but none of them admitted to killing Cross or explained how they could have been involved in his murder.
While a captain of the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department conducted interviews with two Memphis women regarding the homicide separately, the witnesses told the investigator it was Curry who shot and killed Cross inside his house. The witnesses also stated that Taylor watched while it happened.
Simmons, Curry, Dotson, and Taylor are all held in different facilities without bond, while a community mourns the loss of a “famous father” who would help the kids with back-to-school supplies and money for snacks. The residents stated that violence is not something that usually occurs in this neighbourhood and they will surely miss Ralph Cross. Another resident was quoted as saying, “Ralph was a cool person, he’d give you money if you didn’t have it. It touches my heart in many ways, you know, but I gotta stay strong,”
Contributed by Nichola Panton