Man Who Robbed a Sand Springs Gas Station and Assaulted the Owner Pleads Guilty
A Sand Springs man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court for robbing and assaulting a gas station owner, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Camaran Blake Breazeale, 29, pleaded guilty to robbery in Indian Country and carrying, using, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. The defendant will be sentenced on May 25, 2022.
“Camaran Breazeale maliciously assaulted a gas station owner, hospitalizing the man,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “My thoughts are with the victim as he continues his long-term recovery following Breazeale’s violent attack. Individuals who commit acts of violence against community members will be held accountable.”
Breazeale admitted in his plea agreement that he entered A&S Fuels gas station in Sand Springs and demanded money from the cash register. When the victim didn’t give Breazeale the money, he punched him, grabbed a shotgun from under the counter, and repeatedly struck the victim with the shot gun. He then took the money from the register and fled.
On July 13, the Sand Springs Police Department responded to a male loitering at a gas station. An officer arrived and notified Breazeale to leave the property’s premises.
Approximately twenty minutes later, the defendant returned to the gas station and said to the owner, “This is my land. Give me everything now.” According to the affidavit, video footage showed Breazeale striking the defendant with his fist multiple times and knocking him down. Then, he grabbed a shotgun and used the butt of the firearm to strike the victim repeatedly in the head saying, “Stop don’t move, or I will shoot you.” Breazeale then took cash from the register and exited the station.
The same police officer who responded to the initial loitering call was in the area when he heard a driver in a parked car yell at Breazeale on the north side of the store. As he approached Breazeale, a customer came running out to the store saying a man was on the floor covered in blood.
Breazeale then allegedly walked up to the officer and handed over the money saying “he gave me that.” His right hand appeared to have blood on it. The officer secured the defendant and rendered aid to the victim who was unconscious in the store with multiple injuries. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital.
Breazeale is a Cherokee Nation citizen, and the crime occurred within the Muscogee Nation Reservation.
The FBI and Sand Springs Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas E. Buscemi and Victor A.S. Régal are prosecuting the case.