Trucker Still At-Large After Stabbing Driver in Parking Dispute at Flying J
Clear Brook, VA – A California trucker is still at-large after stabbing a fellow truck driver at a truck stop in Virginia last year.
According to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), a warrant has been issued for the arrest of 55-year-old Charles Edward Jones, of San Bernardino, CA, after he allegedly stabbed a truck driver in a parking dispute.
The incident occurred on November 21, 2019, at approximately 8:19 p.m. at a Flying J truck stop located at 1530 Rest Church Road in Clear Brook.
According to an affidavit obtained by Transportation Nation Network (TNN) through the Winchester Star, the dispute began when the victim, identified as Rodney Foley, knocked on the door of Jones’s semi-truck and asked him to move so another driver could park.
It is unclear if Jones complied, but Foley says that a short time later Jones angrily approached and assaulted him.
Foley indicated to investigators that Jones attempted to punch him and he then attempted to fend off the attack by punching back.
However, Jones then allegedly placed Foley in a bear hug and stabbed him in his chest.
FCSO investigators said Foley suffered an injury to his lung with the stab wound missing his heart by only two inches.
He underwent emergency surgery at a nearby hospital.
Jones is charged with with malicious wounding and assault and battery.
As of Wednesday, Jones remains a fugitive, according to Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland.
Jones is described as a black male weighing approximately 185 pounds and standing 5’9″ to 5’10” in height.
He is also bald.
According to the affidavit, Jones was driving a white, older model Freightliner with a box trailer owned by Jacky Moon Corp.
This is the second such near deadly incident over a parking space just this month.
On February 14, a security guard at a Travel Centers of America (TA) in Oklahoma City, OK, shot a truck driver in a dispute over a reserved parking space.
The security guard, George Daryl Bischoff, 45, killed himself on Thursday, February 20.
The trucker involved in the incident, now identified as Paul Sisk, is out of the hospital, but is fortunate to be alive.
The bullet entered Sisk’s chest damaging his lung, liver, diaphragm as well as breaking three ribs before it exited out his back, a source claiming to have direct knowledge reported.
READ more about this incident HERE.