, Muskogee, OK

November 16, 2012

P.M. UPDATE: Man gets 30-year sentence for beating

— A former Muskogee High School football star was sentenced to 30 years Friday for the vicious beating and robbery of a tow truck operator.

Braxton Owens, 25, was sentenced to 20 years in jail followed by 10 years of probation for beating and robbing 74-year old E.J. Mayes on May 19, 2011 at his automotive repair shop.

Owens pleaded guilty July 11 to charges of robbery by force or fear and conspiracy.

Read more in Saturday’s Muskogee Phoenix.