FORT THOMPSON — A man accused of stealing a truck, threatening people at a Crow Creek gas station and taking prepaid gasoline has been indicted on federal carjacking, assault and robbery charges.
AbuBarker Shabazz-Evans, 24, is charged in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred on Sept. 15 and Jan. 1, and he was arrested on Jan. 6.
According to an affidavit filed Jan. 3 by FBI Special Agent Douglas Brownback, At 8:44 p.m. on Jan. 1, Shabazz-Evans was in a van outside the Crow Creek C-Store in Fort Thompson when a Jeep SUV with three adults and a 2-year-old inside arrived at the store.
The driver and one of the passengers got out of the Jeep and went inside to pay for gas. Shabazz-Evans reportedly then got out of the van and walked to the fuel pump where the Jeep was parked, where he spoke with a passenger before allegedly brandishing what the passenger believed to be a pistol and asking something along the lines of, "Do you want to die over some gas?"
Shabazz-Evans then reportedly put the weapon in his waistband, took the fuel hose and moved toward the van, which by that point had been moved to the side of the pump opposite the Jeep. The Jeep's driver exited the store and spoke to Shabazz-Evans, who allegedly took out his weapon again until the driver walked behind the Jeep.
A group of passengers then reportedly got out of the van and talked to Shabazz-Evans. One passenger took the fuel hose out of his hand and put in on the concrete barrier by the fuel pump, and Shabazz-Evans then put it in the Jeep's fuel tank before all got back in the van and drove away.
According to an indictment filed Jan. 15, Shabazz-Evans is also accused of using force, violence and intimidation on Sept. 15 to steal a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado from a man in Buffalo County.
Court documents do not indicate that Shabazz-Evans has entered pleas to any of the charges pending against him.