O.J. Simpson was in jail in Las Vegas facing multiple felony charges following his arrest Sunday for the alleged armed robbery of sports memorabilia at a casino hotel.
The former football star, who was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife and her male friend in a celebrated trial, was charged with storming into a hotel room at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino on Thursday evening to take collectible items from his own sports career held by sports memorabilia dealers, police said.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Capt. James Dillon said Simpson was taken into custody without incident at 11 a.m. and was awaiting arrival of a lawyer. Simpson, 60, was being held without bail at the Clark County jail, according to Sgt. John Loretto.
He was charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit burglary and burglary with a firearm, Dillon said.
A conviction on robbery with use of a deadly weapon could bring a sentence of three to 35 years, Clark County District Attorney David Roger said. Police said that another person had been arrested and that they were looking for four others.
Before his arrest, Simpson told reporters that he and men he met at a wedding cocktail party went to the hotel to reclaim personal photos and football souvenirs.