Mason Toney Biography – Wiki
Mason Toney is identified as worker with anti-Trump views who killed his Trump-supporting boss at a highway construction site and placed an American flag next to the body after they got into a political argument, according to authorities in Florida said Tuesday.
OCSO Homicide Unit is searching for Mason Trever Toney (28).
He is wanted for the murder of his employer at a construction site off Turnpike exit 254. He fled the area driving a white Dodge Ram w/ FLTag: LGZX24
He is believed to be armed & DANGEROUS. If you see him call 911 pic.twitter.com/QgsNrjlKQC
— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 20, 2020
He is 28 years old.
Mason Toney Relationship with Boss
28-year-old Toney and his 28-year-old boss had known each other for most of their lives and were friendly despite their political differences.
Co-workers described Knight as “pro-Donald Trump”, and Toney as “anti-government and very outspoken in his beliefs that the government is bad and out to get him”, according to the arrest affidavit.
Mason Toney Pleads Guilty to Killing Pro-Donald Trump Boss
According to witnesses the pair was traveling to somewhere when they got involved into an argument over their political differences, Detective Fabian Ramirez wrote in the affidavit.
After killing his manager, named as Willian Knight at an Orlando construction site near the Florida Turnpike and hours-long search, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office claimed Monday.
Mason Toney, 28, was charged with first-degree murder for the killing of William Knight on Monday, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. https://t.co/QAE0dFeYEY
— Florida Times-Union (@jaxdotcom) January 22, 2020
Witnesses told investigators they heard Knight calling for help around 10:30 a.m. Toney allegedly stabbed his boss with a trowel multiple times.
He was also caught advancing on the witnesses with what they thought was a knife”, investigators claimed. He reportedly fled in a white Dodge Ram truck, calling the other employees “terrorists,” one witness revealed.
Mason Toney Charges
The 28-year-old is charged with first-degree murder.
However, he is held in custody without bond.
Investigators found a new American flag next to Knight’s body when they responded to the scene. Toney was believed to have come to work with a backpack, which was unusual for him, according to the affidavit.
“Toney was a friend of the family. My son went to elementary school with him and to middle school and high school”, Knight’s father told WESH-TV.