Truck driver sustains severe injuries after being beaten, robbed in Dallas

By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line staff writer | 3/12/2013

A truck driver who was badly beaten with a baseball bat in an attempted robbery was scheduled to undergo surgery for his injuries on Tuesday, March 12, at a Dallas, TX, hospital.

LaTonia Kelly, a media relations officer for the Dallas Police Department, told Land Line that truck driver Kenneth Sampson, 46, of Atlanta, GA, sustained a fractured skull as well as facial fractures. He was severely beaten while parked at the Food Mart parking lot around 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 7. The name of the company Sampson drove for was not listed in the police report.

Kelly said Dallas police later arrested Zachariah Williams, 50, of Dallas, TX. Williams has been charged with aggravated robbery in the alleged attack and robbery of Sampson.

She said the incident occurred after a witness stated that Williams supposedly threatened to flatten Sampson’s tires while the truck driver was parked at the Food Mart. When Sampson got out of his truck, Williams apparently began beating him with a baseball bat. Williams then apparently fled the scene with a black duffle bag he obtained from Sampson’s truck without his permission.

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