Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

2 Men Injured in Fight at Truck Stop on U.S. 301; Police Briefs

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

2 Men Injured in Fight at Truck Stop on U.S. 301; Police Briefs

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Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer

A man was stabbed in the neck and another was cut on the right hand after a fight broke out while they were watching a football game at the U.S. 301 South truck stop at 4:50 p.m. Sunday. The two men, 34 and 42, were watching the game between their trucks when a man came up and asked to polish their wheels, police said.

They told him to leave them alone. But he got mad and hit the 42-year-old in the eye with his fist. When the 34-year-old went to his aid, he stabbed him in the right side of his neck. The 42-year-old then jumped on the suspect and was cut on the right hand.

They managed to subdue the suspect while a witness tied him up, police said. The 34-year-old was taken by Life Flight to Shands Jacksonville hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

-- Two armed men robbed Popeye's Chicken, 5555 Roosevelt Blvd., at 9:45 p.m. Nov. 9. The men jumped over the counter and placed a gun in the back of an employee, demanding money from the register. They left through the drive-through window with an undetermined amount of money, police said.

The following are crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Westside to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:


West Jacksonville Baptist Church, 5634 Normandy Blvd., a guitar and keyboard with a slightly depressed low "E" key were stolen at 12:40 a.m. Monday. Witnesses said they saw two men load the items, valued at $3,300, into the bed of a burgundy pickup truck.

Radio Shack, 4419 Roosevelt Blvd., eight DVD players valued at $800 were stolen between 11:50 p.m. Sunday and 12:10 a.m. Monday. Entry was gained by throwing a concrete block through the window.

2900 block of Rosselle Street, a portable radio, air compressor and two electric drills valued at $700 were stolen between 2 and 5 a.m. Sunday. Access apparently was gained by removing a pane of plastic from a rear window thus giving access to the deadbolt lock, police said.

7500 block of Wilson Boulevard, $75 was stolen from off a stove near the back door at 4:15 a.m. Sunday. …

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