Reward offered after sleeping trucker is br*tally beaten at an Idaho truck stop

A driver’s company is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who severely beat their truck driver at a truck stop in Idaho last month. Missouri-based JWE Inc. is offering $1000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for beating driver Amos Phillips so severely that he has not yet been able to return to work. The attack on Phillips happened on September 3, according to the Idaho State Journal. The night before the attack, Phillips parked at the TP Truck Stop off of I-15 in Fort Hall, Idaho. After visiting a nearby casino for a few hours, Phillips returned to his truck to sleep. He was awakened at 2:30 a.m. by a suspect he described as a large Native American man standing in the cab of his truck demanding money. When Phillips told the man that he didn’t have any money, the suspect allegedly pushed him back on his bed and began beating him.

Phillips said that the man had a rock in each hand during the beating. Phillips said that he fought back, wrapping his legs around the suspect’s head and trying to attack his eyes, and was finally able to force the man out of his truck. He says that the suspect ran away into the woods. Phillips then called 911. He was transported to the hospital and treated for broken facial bones and a blood clot on his brain. He was released from the hospital after three days but says that he is still suffering from seizures and is having difficulty standing. TP Truck Stop has provided security camera footage but the video isn’t clear enough for police to identify the suspect. John Williams, owner of JWE Inc., says that the doors of the truck were locked but that the suspect may have used some sort of tool to tear the door handle off of the truck. Phillips has worked for JWE Inc. for twenty five years. If you have information on the incident, you are encouraged to call Fort Hall police at (208) 238-4000.

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