- Las Vegas police arrested O.J. Simpson
on Sunday amid an investigation into an alleged armed robbery at a hotel in Las Vegas, a source close to the investigation said. O.J. Simpson was arrested Sunday in relation to an armed robbery investigation, a source told CNN.
The charges he faces are unclear. However, Las Vegas Police Capt. James Dillon told The Associated Press that Simpson could face felony charges including robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary with a firearm. Simpson was arrested at his room in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, the source said.
On Saturday, Las Vegas police arrested Walter Alexander and seized two guns in connection with the alleged armed robbery, the source said.
"I don't know why they arrested him," Simpson said Sunday, before his own arrest. "I've stayed in contact with the police, and the truth will come out."
Simpson recently wrote a book originally titled "If I Did It" and planned to publish it himself, but a public outcry led to the cancellation of his book deal. A bankruptcy judge subsequently awarded the Goldmans the rights to the book in light of their inability to collect the wrongful death award.
They retitled the book "If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer," which is in bookstores.