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Las Vegas PD: "O.J. Is in Custody ... "

9/16/2007 7:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

O.J. SimpsonLas Vegas Metropolitan Police began a press conference just after 3:50 PM PT and formally announced the arrest of O.J. Simpson in connection with a gunpoint robbery on Thursday night.

Vegas police announced that they are holding Simpson on multiple charges.


Capt. James Dillon said that three search warrants were prepared and evidence collected, including two firearms and property reported stolen, and clothing worn by suspects.

After review, they arrested O.J. Simpson. Robbery detectives took O.J. into custody without incident. He invoked his rights to an attorney and was transported to the detention center. Robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts. Assault with a deadly weapon, two counts. Conspiracy to commit burglary, and burglary with a firearm.

O.J. presser: Click to watchO.J. will be transported and booked at Clark County Detention Center, where bail will be determined based on the charges. The investigation is "dynamic and ongoing."

The location where the search warrants were served is being kept secret.

Lt. Clint Nichols said the investigation is open and active. He would not confirm that O.J. was armed, despite the charges. He would not discuss the firearms.

Nichols said there was a social relationship between O.J. and the other parties involved. O.J.'s alleged accomplice, Walter Alexander, is out on bail.

People are still being sought in connection with the incident and may be Las Vegas residents.

Nichols said that he didn't believe anyone was "roughed up," but said that firearms were involved in the robbery. Nichols said that the issue of the ownership of the property is still being sorted out, but said that property not thought to belong to O.J. was also taken.

"We have not recovered all of the property," said Nichols, "it was an extensive list of sports memorabilia, most signed by Simpson and some Joe Montana items and baseballs."

If convicted, O.J. could face thirty-five years on the most serious charge, robbery with use of a deadly weapon. The other charges could bring additional serious time.
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1.

jay harris    

Yessssss. KARMA.

2561 days ago
2.

It's About Time    

What an idiot

2561 days ago
3.

Michelle    

He believes that he is ABOVE THE LAW!
Prove him wrong LVPD!

2561 days ago
4.

....hmmmm    

OJ is juice..he is going down!!!! About time...arrogant mother******

2561 days ago
5.

notaceleb    

Oh, Happy Days Are Here Again...!

2561 days ago
6.

They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

KEEP HIM THERE,OOPS HE DONE IT AGAIN,

2561 days ago
7.

stutzey    

Not funny.

2561 days ago
8.

TP    

Thanks OJ - Even though I think you are a MURDERER - thanks for taking the heat off Britney - by commiiting another crime!!! Thanks Again!!

2561 days ago
9.

sooooo sad and heartbreaking:(    

LOCK HIM UP AND THREW AWAY THE KEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2561 days ago
10.

jimmy.    

he'll get off. all celebrities get off. they are above the law.

2561 days ago
11.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

If you pull a gun,
There is no place to run.

(My lil' variation on Johnnie's 'glove' rhyme.)

2561 days ago
12.

vickanoff    

Buh bye....

2561 days ago
13.

I am poster 58    

LT. Nichols said that the firearms were pointed at the individuals. That is clearly illegal.

2561 days ago
14.

rp    

At least he'll be $100K poorer after he posts bail since I'm sure it'll be set at $1 mill. Just don't let Clark and Darden prosecute this case.

2561 days ago
15.

Nikki    

Please stop writing so many stories on this loser. Why do you even give him the time of day-he loves that?! Please kindly, no more updates every 5 minutes-it's too much. I love you guys and this site but really it's too much. You turning off some loyal fans.

Take care,
V-

2561 days ago
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