Sorry for the delay in writing this week. I was felled by that flu/cold bug going around. Ewww!
Late Breaking news from Channel 8 has OJ Simpson in Las Vegas and in jail. Simpson returned to jail on Friday, where he will spend several days before a judge hears allegations that he violated terms of his bail in an armed robbery case here, officials said.
Simpson arrived in Las Vegas on a commercial flight from Florida with his bail bondsman. He was taken in handcuffs by a police escort to the Clark County Detention Center, where he ignored questions from reporters.
The hearing is set for Wednesday morning, January 16th, at 9:00 am.
Channel 8 is reporting that according to a motion filed by District Attorney David Roger that "Defendant [O.J. Simpson] attempted to dissuade a co-defendant from testifying and cooperating with law enforcement. Defendant directed his bail bondsman to contact co-defendant Clarence Stewart to give him a message from the defendant."
In the motion, Roger asks that Simpson's bail be revoked.
Simpson was released on $125,000 bond back in September after charges were filed against him in the case of an armed robbery at the Palace Station Hotel. Channel 8 is also reporting that Simpson has yet to pay his bail bondsman a reportedly $18,000. Nevada law requires a defendant to post 15% of the total bond.
Well, it looks like the Judge is not a fan of OJ's. District Judge Jackie Glass doubled OJ's bail to $250,000.
Simpson had attempted to contact one of the co-defendants in his armed robbery case which was in clear violation of his original bond agreement.
"I don't know Mr. Simpson what the heck you were thinking - or maybe that's the problem - you weren't," District Judge Jackie Glass told Simpson during the hearing.
"I don't know if it's just arrogance. I don't know if it's ignorance. But you've been locked up at the Clark County Detention Center since Friday because of arrogance or ignorance - or both."
OJ, wearing jail attire, grimaced upon hearing the bail increase, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Judge Glass also reminded OJ that if tried to contact the other defendants again, the Judge was prepared to send OJ to jail until the trial begins in March.
Simpson's friends in Florida are trying to raise the bail money but say it may take a few days.