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Trucker faces attempted homicide charges for allegedly stabbing co-worker


A truck driver is facing serious felony charges for allegedly stabbing a co-worker at a New Jersey truck stop.

The stabbing happened on Friday, October 12, around 9:15 a.m. at the Petro truck stop in Bordenton Township, New Jersey, according to a news release from local police.

Bordenton Township Police say that they were called to the truck stop when 41 year old Georgia-based truck driver Paul Stephens Jr. entered the store and collapsed from his injuries.

Stephens was transported to the hospital for treatment of multiple stab wounds to his abdomen. He remains in critical condition.

Police say that the stabbing occurred during an argument between Stephens and his co-worker, 41 year old Christopher Teeter. Investigators aren’t sure what the two men were arguing about.

Teeter was arrested and charged with criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has information about the incident is encouraged to call the Bordentown Township Police Department at (609) 298-4300.


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