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Second assault reported at truck stops in Taylor County

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TYE, Texas - A second assault at a truck stop occurred just days after a man was arrested for hitting a woman with a guitar.

Johnnie Edward Soders, 53, of Abilene was arrested just after midnight Monday at the Flying J in Tye. The first assault happened at the Flying J in Merkel.

According to police, an argument broke out between Soders and another person. Soders allegedly pulled a pocket knife on the other person.

Soders was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.

The victim's condition is unknown at this time.

Tye police say the incident remains under investigation.

Soders is being held at the Taylor County Jail on a $20,000 dollar bond.

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