SAN FRANCISCO—A San Francisco man was charged on Tuesday, June 28, for stabbing a truck driver at the parking lot of an EZ Trip Travel Center in Fresno on Saturday, June 25.
Isaiah Harley, 21, stabbed truck driver Jose Madeira, 51, who gave him a ride in his big rig. It is unclear what led up to the assault. All that is known is that Harley was walking along I-5 when he was picked up by the truck driver. The police are considering the stabbing “random.”
Officers and deputies with Avenal Police, the California Highway Patrol and Kings County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the scene after receiving a report at around 7:30 a.m. about an injured man at an EZ Trip Travel parking lot. They discovered Madeira who later died from his wounds at the scene. Harley remained at the scene and officers detained him.
Investigators discovered that Harley fit the description of a suspect in two other incidents that transpired earlier. It was said that he might have been involved in a strong-arm robbery at a store in Kern County, followed by another carjacking at a Chevron station in Bakersfield. The car owner in the carjacking was injured and later taken to a nearby hospital to be treated. Both cases are currently under investigation.
Harley has been booked at the Fresno County Jail and the DA added an enhancement for the use of a deadly weapon. Harley’s bail is set at $1 million.
Anyone with details on the incident is asked to contact Sheriff’s Detective Juan Galindo at (559) 600-8215 or contact Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.