A North Carolina man was recently convicted for the attempted murder in 2018 of an employee at a Bordentown Township truck stop.
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced on Aug. 1 that a truck driver from North Carolina has been convicted in superior court for attempted murder and he was reported to have stabbed a co-worker at a Bordentown Township truck stop late last year.
County officials said the decision came after an approximate two and a half hours of deliberation on July 31, a jury found Christopher Teeter, 42, of Wilmington, North Carolina, guilty of attempted murder (first degree), aggravated assault (second degree), aggravated assault (third degree), possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (third degree), and unlawful possession of a weapon (fourth degree).
An investigation by county officials reported that that Teeter and another driver who were traveling together were at the Petro Truck Stop on Rising Sun Road in Bordentown Township on the morning of Oct. 12, 2018, when an argument ensued over the lack of cleanliness of their truck’s cabin.
Teeter was reported to have pulled a knife and stabbed his co-worker, a 42-year-old Georgia resident. Officers arriving at the scene found the victim on the ground with stab wounds to his abdomen. A report from the Bordentown Township police Department reported that witnesses said the Georgia man stumbled into the truck stop’s store before collapsing as a result of his injuries.
Teeter was located at the truck stop and arrested without incident, according to a report from the prosecutor’s office.
County officials said that the victim survived after undergoing emergency surgery at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, and Teeter has been detained in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly since his arrest.
Judge Terrence R. Cook, scheduled Teeter’s sentencing for Sept. 27.
Teeter was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutors Jamie Hutchinson and Matthew Jaxheimer. The investigation was conducted by detectives from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bordentown Township Police Department. The lead investigators were BCPO Detective Michael Reagan and Bordentown Township Detective Josh Pavlov.