LAS VEGAS (AP) A man who says he was held up by O.J. Simpson and several other men in a Las Vegas hotel room was arrested on a parole violation Wednesday after a key witness in the case accused him of making threats, authorities said.
Alfred Beardsley was taken into custody by parole officials in Santa Ana, Calif., said Jerome Marsh, a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Beardsley is accused of violating a parole condition imposed in January prohibiting him from contacting collectibles broker Thomas Riccio, Marsh said.
Riccio who arranged the Sept. 13 meeting in a Las Vegas hotel room during which Simpson allegedly confronted Beardsley about Simpson memorabilia he was selling filed a Los Angeles police complaint Monday accusing Beardsley of making "criminal threats."