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Police find man who stabbed co-worker at truckstop in Clayton acted in self-defense

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Posted at 1:37 PM, Sep 10, 2023

CLAYTON — The man who was arrested on Saturday after police said he stabbed and killed his co-worker at a TA Truckstop in Clayton has been released after evidence found he acted in self-defense.

According to the Hendricks County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the truckstop at the 10300 block of South SR 39 around 6 p.m.

An investigation found that two employees at the location were involved in a physical altercation when one of the employees used a knife to stab the other employee.

The victim was transported to an Indianapolis hospital where died a short time later.

The victim was identified as Darin Lee Simpson, 33, of Martinsville.

The suspect, 20-year-old Sebastion Jones of Monrovia, was taken into custody and booked into the Hendricks County Jail for murder.

On Monday, Hendricks County Sheriff's Office released an update stating Jones has been released from custody.

Based on the facts of this case, the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office has declined to move forward with formal charges as the evidence indicates Mr. Jones acted in self-defense. Sabastain Jones has been released from custody. Our hearts go out to the family of Darin Simpson for this unfortunate incident that resulted in the loss of his life.
Hendricks County Sheriff's Office

The office said detectives extensively reviewed all witness statements, interviews, surveillance footage, evidence obtained from the scene and additional evidence collected after the incident to come to this conclusion.