Sapulpa man, Bryon Keith Creech, pleads guilty to killing 5-year-old son

Posted at 4:55 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 17:55:52-04

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A Sapulpa man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of his 5-year-old son.

Thirty-eight-year-old Bryon Keith Creech entered a blind plea Thursday in Tulsa County District Court, leaving sentencing to the judge. A hearing is set for Oct. 26.

Creech was charged with shooting Braydon Creech during an approximately 17-hour standoff with police at his wife's apartment that ended March 19, 2015. Police said they continued negotiating with Creech because they believed the boy was alive, however the child was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head after Creech finally surrendered.

Police were called to the apartment by Creech's wife, who reported he was violating a protective order by being in the apartment.

Creech and his wife were in divorce proceedings at the time.