Construction worker arrested in fatal stabbing of employer on Florida’s Turnpike, deputies say

Man dies at scene; deputies locate culprit

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man who was on the run for hours after fatally stabbing his employer at a construction site on Florida’s Turnpike Monday morning has been taken into custody, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were searching for 28-year-old Mason Trever Toney. As of 6:30 p.m., he had been taken into custody. Deputies didn’t release details about the circumstances surrounding his arrest.

The fatal stabbing was reported at 10:45 a.m. at Exit 254 near State Road 528.

The victim, identified Monday afternoon as 28-year-old William Steven Knight, was pronounced dead at the scene, Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Christian Marrero said.

Toney fled the area driving a stolen white Dodge Ram with the Florida Tag of LGZX24, according to deputies.

Deputies said the silver toolbox in the back of the truck is broken and the lid does not close completely.

It is tied down with a yellow rope, deputies said.

Earlier on Monday, the Florida Highway Patrol said the stabbing involved two construction workers.

A motive for the attack is not known.

Exit 254 was closed for hours on Monday as deputies investigated the fatal stabbing but it has since been reopened.

Anyone with information about the suspected stabber’s whereabouts is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

Check back for more updates on this developing story.

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