Cops: Escort lured man to apartment, let robbers in

From left to right: Johnson, Gillenkirk, Jefferson, and Jackson (Source: CCDC)
From left to right: Johnson, Gillenkirk, Jefferson, and Jackson (Source: CCDC)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man got more than he bargained for when he responded to an online escort service advertisement, as the woman and three others robbed him at gunpoint during a break in the sexual activity, affidavits state.

Brittany Gillenkirk, 24, Jerell Jackson, 34, Shakeera Jefferson, 19, and Tommie Johnson, 26, were arrested Monday and charged with Burglary first degree and armed robbery. Additionally, Jackson was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Affidavits state the victim arranged for a sexual meeting with Gillenkirk around 4 a.m. on Sunday after seeing her ad on a classifieds website.

During sex, police say Gillenkirk got up to call one of the suspects to give them directions to the victim's apartment, and then unlocked the front door.

Jackson, Jefferson, and Johnson then entered the apartment.

Records state Jackson held the victim at gunpoint while the others stole $100 and the victim's Sony Playstation 3 and Rolex watch.

This is not the first time the four suspects were involved in an escort service turned armed robbery.

Records state another victim responded to the ad on Thursday, July 11 around 8:30 p.m. at North Charleston Inn.

As the victim went to leave the room and get in his car, police say the suspects pulled up behind his car, punched him in the face, and demanded money at gunpoint.

The suspects got away with $100, records state.

Gillenkirk was interviewed by North Charleston police on July 15, where officers say she admitted that the sole purpose of the escort service advertisements were to rob people.

Gillenkirk, Jefferson, and Johnson were each awarded a $300,000 bond Tuesday morning, with Jackson's set at $400,000.

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