published Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

3 charged with aggravated robbery, kidnapping in East Ridge

East Ridge Police charged a trio with aggravated burglary and aggravated kidnapping Friday.

Summer Burkhart, 23; Clara Binkley, 43; and Terry Butts, 42, are scheduled to appear in East Ridge City Court on Feb. 11 after a man advised they robbed him.

The victim told police that Burkhart asked for a ride to Waverly Motel, a request that he obliged. But upon arriving at the hotel to drop Burkhart off, the victim advised police that he was forced into a motel room by the trio at knife point where they demanded money.

After the victim gave them all of his cash, they traveled to an ATM machine so that he could withdraw additional cash. When the assailants left the scene, the victim contacted police.

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