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CLEAR BROOK — Truck driver Rodney Foley narrowly survived a stabbing in the parking lot of the Flying J Travel Center in Frederick County on Nov. 21.

The knife nicked Foley’s lung and was two inches from his heart, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in Frederick County Circuit Court on Wednesday. The stabbing was reported at 8:19 p.m. at the truck stop at 1530 Rest Church Road.

Foley identified trucker Charles Edward Jones as the man who stabbed him, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Investigator R. Todd Swartz wrote in the affidavit. Jones, a San Bernardino, California, resident, drove away and remained a fugitive on Wednesday, according to Sheriff Lenny Millholland. The 55-year-old has been charged with malicious wounding and assault and battery.

Foley said the fight began after he knocked on the door of Jones’ parked truck and asked him to move so another trucker could park, according to the affidavit. A short time later, Foley said Jones approached him and tried to punch him but missed. Foley said he struck Jones several times before Jones grabbed him in a bear hug and stabbed him. Foley had to undergo surgery for his wound.

— Contact Evan Goodenow at egoodenow@winchesterstar.com

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