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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Man Who Robbed a Sand Springs Gas Station and Assaulted the Owner Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

A Sand Springs man was sentenced Friday in federal court for robbing and assaulting a gas station owner, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Camaran Blake Breazeale, 30, to a total of 15 years in federal prison. He received 96 months for robbery in Indian Country and 84 months for carryingusing, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Judge Frizzell further ordered the defendant to pay restitution in the amount of $100,000.

“Camaran Breazeale’s vicious attack resulted in life-altering injuries to the elderly victim in this case,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “As evidenced by this prosecution and 15-year federal prison sentence, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners in the Northern District of Oklahoma will not tolerate those who commit acts of violence in our communities.”

On July 13, 2021, the Sand Springs Police Department responded to a male, later identified as Breazeale, loitering at a gas station, A&S Fuels. 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 store. Give me everything now.” According to court documents, 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 Sand Springs Police Department located Breazeale near the gas station after a customer reported that a man was on the floor covered in blood. The officer then rendered aid to the victim who was unconscious in the store with multiple injuries. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital.

The victim has endured the loss of an eye, disfigurement, multiple major surgeries and other hardships. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Buscemi stated in court documents that one had to view the surveillance video that captured the crime to understand the horrific degree of the attack.

Breazeale is a Cherokee Nation citizen, and the crime occurred within the Muscogee Nation Reservation.

The FBI and Sand Springs Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas E. Buscemi and Victor A.S. Régal prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated November 8, 2022