On the day the son of actor Ryan O'Neal was to face court, the Los Angeles District Attorney charged the 33-year-old for what LAPD detectives branded a "violent crime spree".
O'Neal faces multiple charges including two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count each of attempted murder, criminal threats and brandishing a knife and one count of battery.
On May 4, police allege O'Neal stabbed a man near the Venice Beach Boardwalk, and then hours later another man was found lying in a pool of blood, stabbed in the face and upper body. He also was charged with possession of a smoking device, possession of an injection device and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
O'Neal, 33, had been arrested May 8 on suspicion of armed robbery after a heist at a 7-Eleven store. Police said that footage from a surveillance video camera captured a man who looked a lot like O'Neal walking away from the scene.
O'Neal is accused of stabbing a Venice man in the side on Monday and for allegedly stabbing another man numerous times in the nearby area later that night.
He allegedly threatened a store clerk with a knife, demanding all of the money in the cash register.
The LAPD says O'Neal has reportedly since been connected to other crimes after he was identified through facial tattoos and red hair. O'Neal pleaded not guilty to all of these charges. "It appears, though, based on what we know now, that it just started as an argument between unknown persons and quickly escalated with the violent acts", LAPD Sgt.
He has a lengthy history of trouble the law involving drug possession.
In 2008, Redmond O'Neal (who was 23 at the time) and his father, Ryan O'Neal, appeared in court together as they both faced a felony count of methamphetamine possession.
In 2015, his half sister, Oscar-winning actress Tatum O'Neal, told People magazine that Redmond's drug addiction was spiraling out of control and that she had urged him to go to 12-step meetings with her. They sentenced him to three years in a state prison, but they released him the following year.