Redmond O'Neal Pleads Not Guilty to Weapon and Drug Charges

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, the 33-year-old son of Ryan O'Neal appeared in court and entered a plea of not guilty.

AceShowbiz - Redmond O'Neal has pleaded not guilty after he allegedly robbed a convenience store at knifepoint. The 33-year-old son of the late Farrah Fawcett was arrested after he reportedly walked into a 7-Eleven store near Santa Monica on Tuesday, May 8, armed with a knife, and demanded the clerk take out money from the register.

Redmond, whose father is actor Ryan O'Neal, then fled the store after he was handed an undisclosed amount of cash, police told PEOPLE. He was charged with two counts of possessing a controlled substance - heroin and methamphetamine - and one count of assault with a deadly weapon, along with six counts relating to the alleged armed robbery in addition to the possession and assault charges.

Detective Meghan Aguilar of the Los Angeles Police Department said, "He approached the clerk and demanded money from the register. The clerk, afraid for his safety, gave O'Neal cash from the till, and O'Neal fled on foot."

He appeared in court on Friday and entered a plea of not guilty, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

A preliminary hearing for Redmond is scheduled for May 25, with his bail set at $125,000.

The voice actor has previously struggled with drug addiction, and in 2015 he was sentenced to three years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation but was credited for nearly a year served by his trial judge.

Actress and model Fawcett died of cancer in 2009 at the age of 62.

Redmond's half-sister Tatum O'Neal spoke to People magazine in 2015 about her concerns for her sibling. "I love him, but I have never seen a more scary side of addiction. He's got addiction problems so bad that it breaks my heart. Nobody knows what to do with Redmond. From what I've seen, there is no way he's going to survive," she said.

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