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Tulsa Man Sentenced After Attempting to Light Victim on Fire

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

Today, U.S. District Judge J. Phillip Calabrese sentenced Martin Andrew Breshears, 56, Tulsa to 120 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder in Indian Country.

In June 2022, Breshears assaulted the wheelchair-confined victim on two separate occasions. The first assault was with a brick. During the second assault, Breshears kicked in the victim’s door and repeatedly hit him with a lead pipe. Then Breshears doused the house and victim with lighter fluid and lit the porch on fire. Officers detained Brehsears near the fire and he admitted to assaulting the victim. A witness saw the assault, called 911, and put out the fire saving the victim.

Breshears is a citizen of Muscogee (Creek) Nation. He will remain in custody pending transfer to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

The FBI and Tulsa Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ammon Brisolara prosecuted the case.


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Updated March 26, 2024