CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The 47-year-old man
who allegedly rammed the Naval Air Station (NAS) has been formally charged with
destruction of government property and possession of a stolen firearm,
announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
A federal grand jury has returned the
two-count indictment against Brian Dale Robinson, Beeville, today.
A criminal complaint was filed Oct. 7, after
Robinson allegedly stole a truck and hit the denial barricade located at the
North gate entrance of the NAS in Corpus Christi. The charges allege he was at
a gas station in Beeville when he spotted a Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck with
the engine running. Robinson then allegedly entered the vehicle without
permission and departed the area.
He approached the NAS and attempted to gain
unauthorized access to the base, according to the charges. After he hit the
barricade, the vehicle allegedly become inoperable. The charges allege Robinson
exited the vehicle and left on foot with a handgun he had found inside and hid
next to a dumpster.
Robinson allegedly had suicidal thoughts.
However, he opted to drop the weapon so no one else would be hurt.
Following Robinson’s arrest, law enforcement
located an HS Produkt, model XDM-9, 9mm pistol loaded with a full magazine.
If convicted of either of the charges,
Robinson faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 maximum
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the
investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert D. Thorpe Jr. is prosecuting the