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Shooter of Good Samaritans sentenced to 90 years

Friday, November 3, 2023 - After entering a plea of no contest in Sequoyah County court Thursday, Lee Breon King, 29, of Louisiana, was sentenced to 90 years for the shooting of two good Samaritans near Vian on July 17, 2021.

Two Arkansas men, Jake Myers of Cedarville, and John Riggs of Van Buren, were driving on I-40 when they stopped to help King who appeared to be stranded on the highway. The men drove King to the Love’s gas station in Vian where they bought him gas and a drink.

Once the two took King back to his vehicle, he shot both men with a pistol. Myers was shot in the face and Riggs was shot three times in the torso. Both men have since undergone multiple surgeries.

King was located and arrested in Dallas, Texas on July 22, 2021. He was charged in Sequoyah County with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of maiming, and one count of attempted robbery.

On Thursday, King was sentenced to 10 years on the Maiming and Attempted Robbery counts, plus 35 years on each count of Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon, for a total of 90 years. He will not be eligible for parole until he has served 85% of his sentence.

KXMX Staff Writer

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