The suspect is allegedly anti-government and believes it’s out to get him.January 22, 2020, 10:01 AM4 min learn
A development employee in Florida has been accused of murdering his pro-Trump boss with a trowel after a political argument on the development web site the place they each labored after which throwing an American flag on the person’s physique.
The incident occurred on Monday morning at roughly 10:30 a.m. when emergency dispatchers obtained a name from co-workers saying that Mason Trever Toney, 28, had stabbed and killed their boss, 28-year-old William Steven Knight on the Florida Turnpike job web site, based on the arrest affidavit obtained by ABC Information’ Orlando affiliate WFTV.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Workplace says that the homicide seems associated to a political dispute between the lads. Knight was a giant supporter of President Donald Trump whereas Toney was anti-government.
“[Toney is] “anti-government and really outspoken about his beliefs that the federal government is unhealthy and out to get him,” stated Toney’s arrest affidavit.Mason Trever Toney, 28, was arrested in Brevard County, Florida, after allegedly killing his boss on the development web site the place they labored on Monday, Jan 20, 2020 in Orange County, Florida.Mason Trever Toney, 28, was arrested in Brevard County, Florida, after allegedly killing his boss on the development web site the place they labored on Monday, Jan 20, 2020 in Orange County, Florida.Orange County Sheriff’s Workplace
When deputies arrived they discovered Knight’s physique mendacity subsequent to an excavator on the job web site with a model new American flag thrown onto the facet of the sufferer’s physique that didn’t belong to anyone on the positioning, based on the arrest affidavit.
A preliminary report decided that the weapon used to homicide Knight was a trowel, based on ABC Information’ Houston station KTRK.
After Toney allegedly killed Knight he stole a white pick-up truck and fled the scene of the crime however was taken into custody shortly after crashing the automobile in a quick pursuit in Brevard County, Florida.
Police confirmed that Toney was arrested and brought into custody with out incident in a press release on social media.
Toney is at present being held in Orange County with out bond.