A truck driver and a soldier did their best to try to save the life of a motorcyclist shot after a road rage confrontation in North Carolina earlier this month. Now, each says that the other is the true hero.
32-year-old motorcyclist Stephen Addison was shot and killed by 51-year-old Roger Dale Nobles during a road rage confrontation on January 3rd at the intersection of Cliffdale and Skibo in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Although neither were involved in the confrontation, truck driver Alphonso Jones and an anonymous Fort Bragg soldier are the ones who jumped into action in an attempt to save his life.
“He was weaving in between traffic to get closer so that he could get to the outside lane to make a turn at that stop light at Cliffdale,” Jones explained.
“As the truck got right beside the motorcycle, they were arguing back and forth,” Jones said. “The driver picked up the gun and pointed it at the victim on the motorcycle.”
According to WRAL News, the man who exited the pickup to confront Addison was the passenger and son of Roger Dale Nobles, who was driving the pickup. Nobles is the one who fired the shot that killed Addison, but was not the one who engaged in the argument. Dash cam video of the incident reveals that neither of the men in the pickup moved to help Addison, and neither appears to have called 911.
“I was leaving Enterprise while the man from the truck and Stephen were arguing at the light before the man stepped out,” said the female soldier who did not wish to be identified. “Once I sat down in my car, I heard the gunshot, ran over there and started rendering aid to Stephen.”
“Mr. Alphonso was there first and helped me take off his helmet,” she continued. “I then unzipped his jacket and looked for an entry/exit wound, proceeded to cover the gunshot wound while Mr. Alphonso prayed for the man.”
“By serving the country, and then her being there to assist with the aid as well. You know I feel like she’s a hero,” Jones said of the soldier’s actions.
Addison did not survive the shooting, despite the efforts of Jones and the anonymous soldier.
Nobles Sr. is now being charged with first-degree murder and remains in jail without bond. Nobles Jr. was initially taken into custody, but was later released with no charges. Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West says that he is being urged to charge Nobles Sr. with a hate crime, but will evaluate the evidence before making that decision.