Farrah Fawcett's son Redmond O'Neal pleads not guilty to weapon and drug charges

 Last week O'Neal walked into a store near Santa Monica with a knife and demanded the clerk to take out all the money from the cash register.


                            Farrah Fawcett's son Redmond O'Neal pleads not guilty to weapon and drug charges

Redmond O'Neal pleaded not guilty in court after he allegedly robbed a convenience store at knifepoint despite the fact that he has a $4.5 million inheritance. Redmond is the son of late actress Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal. 

The 33-year-old was arraigned on Friday, just one day after he was charged with two counts of possessing a controlled substance ie heroin and methamphetamine. He was also charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon in addition to three more counts related to the incident, according to the LA County District Attorney's Office. 


 


A preliminary hearing for O'Neal has been scheduled for May 25 and his bail has been set at $125,000. In total O'Neal has been charged with six counts relating to the alleged armed robbery in addition to the possession and assault charges. He was also charged with second-degree robbery, possession of a smoking device and possession of an injection/ingestion device. 



As reported by PEOPLE earlier last week, O'Neal walked into a store near Santa Monica with a knife and demanded the clerk to take out all the money from the cash register. O'Neal fled from the store after the clerk gave him the money before 2:30 am.


 


Redmond O'Neal has suffered from drug addiction for many years. In the year 2015 he was sentenced to three years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. However, he was given credit for almost a year by his trial judge. He has also had many problems with probation which has been revoked on several accounts. 

When he came out of jail that same year, he was spotted spending time with his father Ryan O'Neal in the Brentwood neighborhood of LA. Redmond wore a black button down and khakis while Ryan was seen in a navy blue polo shirt and a pair of jeans as they ran errands together. 



In May 2015, his probation was revoked seven months after it was reinstated after a judge decided that he had been using drugs and had not kept up with his doctor appointments. Farrah passed away in the year 2009 due to cancer at the age of 62. O'Neal was serving his jail time at the time of her death and was not able to be with his mother when she passed away.



Redmond's half-sister, Tatum O'Neal shared her concerns with PEOPLE about her half-brother's use of drugs. In the year 2015, Tatum said, "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."

Tatum O'Neal (Source: Getty Images)
Tatum O'Neal (Source: Getty Images)

"I wanted him to have a safe place to put his head down, not on the streets and not with his dealer," said Tatum, whose own battle with addiction was documented in a 2004 memoir titled 'A Paper Life'.

"He’s been so kind to me. I try to love him so he can love himself."

"I told him how beautiful and how strong he is and You can do this," she said, urging him to give up doing drugs. "I asked him, why don’t you come to a [12-step] meeting with me? He said, ‘I don’t want to go to any meetings.’ I wanted to mother him. Now that his mother is gone, I wanted him to know there was a woman in his life he could turn to. But unfortunately, the disease has overtaken him.”