O.J. Simpson arrested on armed robbery charges
Police already holding another suspect
so who was it that said this was all a publicity stunt for OJ's book? The Goldman's are gonna be laughing all the way to the bank.
SIMPSON'S TROUBLED HISTORY
A look at some of O.J. Simpson's past encounters with the law:
• July 4, 2005: A neighbor who went to Simpson's suburban Miami home to help jump-start his girlfriend's car ended up calling police to report a fight. Police showed up but no charges were filed.
• March 8, 2004: Satellite television network DirecTV Inc. accused Simpson in Miami federal court of using illegal electronic devices to pirate its broadcast signals. The El Segundo, Calif.-based company later won a $25,000 judgment and Simpson was ordered pay $33,678 in attorneys' fees and costs.
• Jan. 18, 2003: Police said they arrived at Simpson's Florida home after his teenage daughter placed an emotional 911 call after an argument with her father. Sydney Simpson, then 17, was crying when she asked police to assist in what she termed ``an abuse thing.'' When they arrived, the teen said she and her father got into an argument over family issues. No charges were filed.
• Nov. 22, 2002: Simpson paid a $130 fine for speeding through a Florida manatee zone in a 30-foot powerboat on the Fourth of July. An arrest warrant was briefly issued.
• Oct. 24, 2001: Simpson was cleared of all charges in a Florida case involving an alleged road-rage incident.
• Oct. 3, 1995: Acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, Simpson was later found liable for their deaths in a civil case and ordered to pay $33.5 million..
— Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson was arrested today on charges related to an armed robbery involving sports memorabilia, police said.
Simpson was arrested shortly after 11 a.m. local time and is being brought to a police office, Capt. James Dillon said.
Simpson has said he and other people with him went to the Palace Station casino-hotel on Thursday to retrieve items that belonged to him. He told police no guns were involved.
Another man was detained Saturday night was arrested on two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, and burglary with a deadly weapon, police Lt. Clint Nichols said.
He was not identified. Nichols said police were seeking other suspects.
"There may be as many as five outstanding (suspects)," he said.
A group of people allegedly went to the room of memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station casino-hotel on Thursday and seized items.
Police executed two search warrants this morning on private residences, Nichols said. The weapons and other evidence were seized at the first location.
"And I believe we recovered some clothing that the individual was wearing in the commission of the robbery,'' Nichols added.
Simpson told the Associated Press on Saturday that he did not consider calling the police to help reclaim personal items he believed were stolen from him, because he has found the police unresponsive ever since his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were killed in 1994.
"The police, since my trouble, have not worked out for me,'' he said, noting that whenever he has called the police "it just becomes a story about O.J.''
As police try to determine what happened in the hotel room, they must unravel the contorted relationships between the former athlete and a cadre of collectors that has profited from his infamy since the slayings of his ex-wife and Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of murder in 1995, but was found liable for their deaths in a civil case.