Two truck drivers traveling together became involved in an armed altercation with each other at a Love’s Truck Stop in Shelby, Iowa over the weekend — allegedly over a missing bag containing marijuana and guns.
Missing Bag With Marijuana And Guns Leads To Truck Stop Fight
Trucker Derrick Addison, 46, was reportedly traveling with another truck driver, Anthony White, 46, who had been recently fired.
Addison later told police that he stopped at the Shelby Love’s truck stop along with White and a female companion. Addison went into the truck stop, but said that when he came out, one of his bags was missing. He admitted that the bag contained marijuana and guns.
Addison accused White of taking the bag, which led to a heated argument. White reportedly attacked Addison with a tire thumper, missing his body but breaking his cell phone. When White swung again, he made contact with Addison’s arm but fell to the ground. The fight continued and Addison told police that he stabbed White in self defense.
Police say that Addison suffered numerous knife wounds.
Both Truck Drivers Arrested For Assault
Both drivers were arrested and charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. Addison was able to post his $2000 bail, while White remains in custody, also on $2000 bail.