The incident occurred around 12:44 p.m. According to authorities, the suspect is a truck driver who got into a fight with another truck driver at the Pilot Travel Center truck stop/gas station in Roxbury, New Jersey.
At some point, the altercation became physical and the suspect allegedly used a “sharp object” to stab the victim.
The victim, a 43-year-old man from Pennsylvania, was rushed to Morristown Medical Center so that doctors could treat him for his stab wounds. At this time, officials have not released any information about the victim’s health status.
After the violent incident, the suspect remained at the scene and spoke with Roxbury police officers. He was subsequently arrested without incident.
The suspect, a 37-year-old male from Newark NJ, has been charged with a number of crimes, including aggravated assault with serious bodily injury and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He has also been charged with multiple weapons offenses, including possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious charges of aggravated assault, he would face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon such as a knife or gun is considered a second degree felony and carries a potential penalty of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a $25K bail amount.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Trucker Charged in Stabbing at Roxbury Truck Stop.”