A truck driver who was making a delivery in Salt Lake City suburb was attacked and stabbed. The truck driver had to be life flighted to a hospital.
The incident occurred over the weekend in Vernal, Utah.
While the driver was unloading a delivery to a Family Dollar store, Virgil Leon Carmickle reportedly began stabbing the truck driver.
According to the truck driver, while he was unloading the trailer, Carmickle approached and was angry that the driver’s truck was blocking the roadway and he told the truck driver that was was going to get a knife. The truck driver said that Carmickle appeared intoxicated.
Carmickle returned to the Family Dollar store moments later, carrying two knives. He reportedly told the truck driver he was going to kill him.
A store employee called police. When police arrived, Carmickle was gone. He was later found hiding in a backyard near the store.
“Virgil came out of hiding toward the officers. (A police sergeant) had a Taser out giving commands and Virgil was somewhat compliant but not following directions,” according to the affidavit. “At this point Virgil was detained in handcuffs and a knife was located in his back pocket that had blood on it.”
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The truck driver suffered a large laceration on his wrist. In an effort to save the driver’s hand, he was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital.
Carmickle is facing charges of attempted murder.