Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man Accused Of Breaking Into Semi And Brutally Beating Truck Driver
Pocatello, Idaho – The man accused of brutally assaulting Missouri truck driver Amos Phillips at TP Truck Stop in Fort Hall, Idaho, over Labor Day weekend, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
According to U.S. Attorney Bart Davis, Stormy Ray Adakai, 23, of Fort Hall, Idaho, has now been indicted on one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Adakai was arrested by Fort Hall police on November 9th. He faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release.
Phillips says he was awakened in the middle of the night by an intruder who had broken his way into the passenger side door of his truck. After the intruder demanded money and Philips told him he was not going to comply, the man identified by prosecutors and police as Adakai, began beating Phillips with a rock and throwing hammer punches.
After a struggle ensued, Phillips was thankfully able to fend off the attack by kicking the attacker out of the truck, but not before sustaining serious injuries which he now says threaten his ability to continue his career as a truck driver. Phillips suffered a broken nose, two broken cheek bones and multiple lacerations to his face among other injuries.
According to a recent report by KY3.com, Phillips is very concerned with his mounting medical bills which stem from the injuries he suffered during the attack. He says the total now exceeds $50,000.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to follow this case and bring you the latest developments.