Trucker Tried to Stab Co-Worker to Death at Truck Stop During Dispute Over “Dirty” Truck

Burlington County, NJ – A North Carolina trucker was found guilty Wednesday of attempting to murder his co-worker after a dispute about the cleanliness of the cab of his semi-truck.

Court documents say the incident occurred on the morning of Oct. 12, 2018 at a Petro Stopping Center located on Rising Sun Road in Bordentown Township.

According to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s office, Christopher Teeter, 42, of Wilmington, North Carolina became upset with his colleague Paul Stephens Jr., 41, of Decatur, Georgia over the lack of cleanliness inside the semi-truck they were traveling together in.

 

An argument ensued between the two men resulting in Teeter stabbing Stephens in the abdomen and chest several times.

Stephens was found inside the truck stop bleeding and suffering from stab wounds at approximately 9:15 a.m., investigators say.

He was transported to a nearby hospital in Trenton where he underwent successful surgery to save his life, according to authorities.

Police questioned Teeter and he later admitted the two men argued and he stabbed Stephens numerous times during the altercation.

Teeter was then arrested.

 

On Thursday, a Burlington County Superior Court jury found Teeter guilty of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree aggravated assault, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

Teeter has been held at the Burlington County Jail since his arrest.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 27, 2019.

Transportation Nation Network will continue to follow this case.

 


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