The violent incident went down a short time before 1:00 p.m. According to law enforcement, the suspect is a truck driver who got into an altercation with another truck driver after stopping at the Pilot Travel Center truck stop/gas station in Roxbury, NJ.
When the altercation turned from verbal to physical, the suspect allegedly took out a “sharp object” and used it to stab the victim.
The victim is a 43-year-old male from Pennsylvania. After being stabbed, he was taken to Morristown Medical Center and treated for his injuries. Officials have yet to release any information about the victim’s current health status.
While the victim was received medical treatment, the suspect stayed at the scene and talked to Roxbury NJ police officers. He was later placed under arrest without incident.
The suspect is a 37-year-old man from Newark, New Jersey. He has been charged several crimes, including aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of aggravated assault, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon like a knife or a handgun is a second degree felony. A conviction on second degree aggravated assault charges could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was moved to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
For further information about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “Trucker Charged in Stabbing at Roxbury Truck Stop.”