The son of actors Ryan O’Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett was charged Thursday with robbery, assault and drug counts.
Redmond James O’Neal, 33, was set to be arraigned Thursday at the Airport Courthouse on one felony count each of second-degree robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, along with one misdemeanor count each of possession of a smoking device and possession of an injection/ingestion device and two misdemeanor counts of possessing a controlled substance involving heroin and methamphetamine, according to Greg Risling of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The robbery count includes an allegation that the probationer used a knife during the commission of the crime.
The younger O’Neal was arrested about 3 a.m. Tuesday and has remained behind bars since then, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s inmate records.
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division made the arrest, jail records show, but where it occurred was unclear. An LAPD spokesman would only confirm that O’Neal had been arrested on suspicion of a felony offense.
O’Neal was being held without bail at the Inmate Reception Center in downtown Los Angeles because he was on probation at the time of his arrest, according to sheriff’s records.
O’Neal had been released in October 2012 from a live-in drug rehabilitation program where he had spent a year. At the time, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz instructed O’Neal to remain on electronic monitoring for 90 days, undergo random drug testing and continue to see medical professionals as part of an “intensive outpatient” program, according to one of his attorneys, Richard Pintal.
O’Neal admitted in September 2011 that he violated his probation by using drugs while in a live-in drug rehabilitation program that he has eventually completed.
O’Neal had been sent to the facility after pleading no contest in August 2011 to one count each of heroin possession and possession of a firearm by a felon — charges that stemmed from a traffic stop in Santa Monica. He was sentenced in 2011 to spend a year in the drug program and to serve five years on probation.
He was also on probation at the time for a felony drug count stemming from his April 2009 arrest in a county jail parking lot in Castaic.
In 2010, he graduated from a drug court program for a pair of drug possession cases — one involving possession of heroin and methamphetamine and the other involving possession of meth.