Good Samaritan brutally beaten after stopping to help stranded driver on I-35 in Clay County

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Mo. — A northwest Missouri man is grateful to be alive after surviving a violent attack in Clay County. He was trying to be a good Samaritan, stopping to help a stranded driver.   

FOX4 spoke exclusively with the victim about the horrifying ordeal and his frustrations with what’s happened since. 

It’s not uncommon for Jason Jones to stop and help a stranded driver on the side of the road. But the 72-year-old said he’ll probably never do it again after being beaten with an inch of his life along Interstate 35. 

Jones takes pride in training horses on his farm in rural Daviess County. But he’s a little less steady on his feet now after just coming home from 11 days in the hospital.