Parked at a viewpoint along I-84 just east of Corbett shortly after midnight, a commercial truck driver from Nebraska was approached by two men asking for money and cigarettes.

Edwin Jones, 39, said he had neither, prompting one of the men to pull out a knife and stab the truck driver multiple times on Friday, Jan. 4.

After a brief struggle, the two men left the scene near milepost 23 and drove westbound in a dark colored sport utility vehicle.

Jones, who moved to Plymouth, Neb. after living in Gresham, was transported to Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, where he received stitches for minor non-life threatening injuries to his hand, lower arm and stomach.

Police are searching for the two suspects.

The one who stabbed Jones is described as skinny 5-foot-10-inch tall Caucasian male in his mid-20s with light facial chin hair. He was wearing a black beanie, grayish-black hoodie sweatshirt and dark cargo pants.

His accomplice is believed to be a heavy set Hispanic or Indian male, about 5-foot-10-inches tall.

They were driving a lowered vehicle similar to a Ford Explorer.

Police said Jones decided to park at the viewpoint at 12:33 a.m. when he saw that westbound traffic was stopped on I-84. He was standing next to his vehicle when the altercation ensued.

Oregon State Police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to call OSP dispatch at 1-800-452-7888.

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