Edmond Police have identified Brandon Lee Eason, 26, as one of four suspects in the Memorial Day robbery of Whataburger, located at 401 S. Broadway.
Four men with guns robbed the Whataburger at 4:30 a.m., leaving one 64-year-old male employee injured. The employee was taken to OU Medical Center Edmond for treatment and recovery.
Eason was arrested while dogs were searching for the other three robbers who escaped with $2,123, according to police.
Eason was transported to the Oklahoma County Jail where detectives continue to speak to him in attempts to learn the names of the three other black men involved in the crime, said Jenny Wagnon, Edmond Police spokeswoman.
Officers arrested Eason when they made contact with him as he was walking near 501 W. 15th St., according to Edmond Police Detective Sharla Bradley.
A female employee and victim stated she was approached by two of the suspects and one pointed a gun at her and slammed her to the floor, according to police. She was then ordered to open the safe, according to the report.
“I then made contact with a witness, who stated he pulled into the parking lot of Whataburger and observed two black males inside ‘dancing around’ and thought this was odd behavior and then saw four black males wearing clothing over their faces run out of the north doors,” Bradley stated in the report.
The suspects dropped rolled coins and money from Whataburger as they fled, according to the report. Eason had warrants from Oklahoma County.
An unattended blue Chevrolet Camaro was observed parked in a parking lot at 501 W. 15th St. with its lights on. Inside the car was found red and blue clothing, a beige gun and a money bag.
“The defendant denied involvement in the robbery and also stated he had never been inside or around a blue Camaro and does not know anyone with a blue Camaro,” Bradley stated.
Edmond Police confirmed that the vehicle was stolen May 30 out of Oklahoma City.
Eason faces the charges of Robbery with a Firearm, aggravated Assault and Battery with a dangerous weapon and for pointing a firearm, according to the report.