Trucker arrested months after allegedly stabbing fellow driver over parking spat

A truck driver who was accused of stabbing another trucker in November 2019 during a truck stop argument over parking was arrested earlier this month.

The stabbing occurred around 8:20 p.m. on November 21, 2019, at a Flying J location in Frederick County, Virginia, according to a report from local news outlet the Winchester Star.

Truck driver Rodney Foley told police that the argument began when he knocked on the door of a parked truck and asked the driver to move so that another driver could park.

Foley said that soon after he made the request, the driver tried to punch him. Foley said that he struck the other driver several times before the driver pulled him into a bear hug and stabbed him, nicking his lung and coming inches from his heart.

Foley was taken to the hospital for surgery following the stabbing.

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Investigators were able to obtain a truck number and tracked it to a San Bernardino, California trucking company. Foley was reportedly later able to identify 55 year old truck driver Charles Edward Jones Jr. out of a photo lineup.

Jones was arrested in Los Angeles on March 5 and extradited to Virginia. He has since been charged with malicious wounding and stabbing in commission of a felony.

Jones is due back in court on July 10.