Trentin Anton Richardson, 20, of Beggs, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to one count of robbery and another count of discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.
“The Justice Department is reducing violent crime here in Tulsa and all across America. We’re doing that through our partnerships with local and federal law enforcement. Armed robber Trentin Richardson made a bad decision when he robbed a local store and discharged a gun in the process. Patrons feared for their lives. Now, he is facing the consequence for his actions,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.
On June 4, 2020, Richardson used a Ruger semi-automatic pistol to rob a Dollar General in Sapulpa. Richardson, wearing a mask and gloves, entered the store, locked the door, fired one round into the ceiling, and ordered everyone inside to get on the ground. He then took money from the register and safe along with money and cell phones belonging to customers. Richardson was apprehended by officers shortly after he exited the store.
The Sapulpa Police Department, Creek County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard M. Cella is prosecuting the case.