Robbery suspect former USC player
Robbery suspect former USC player
A former USC football player has been arrested in connection with a string of robberies in Ventura County and Los Angeles County. USC student Bryce Dixon, 19, was first developed as a robbery suspect, after being arrested with Trey Lealaimatafao, 19, a former Louisiana State University football player. Both men had been dismissed from their respective teams for misconduct. The men are suspected of at least nine robberies, and were arrested near USC’s campus following a robbery in Los Angeles County. Police discovered evidence in the suspects’ vehicle tying them to the robberies.

Robbery spree spanned Ventura, Los Angeles Counties

Dixon and Lealaimatafao are suspected of robbery in at least four incidents in Ventura County, including Oxnard and Ventura, as well as unincorporated areas of the county. The pair is also suspected of robbery, carjacking, attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon in separate incidents in Los Angeles County. Dixon was barred from the USC football team in 2014 and expelled from the University after being accused of sexual assault in 2014. He was reinstated to the University but was not allowed to return to the football team. Lealaimatafao was dismissed from the LSU football team for an alleged battery and robbery incident in 2015, and separate misconduct incidents dating back to 2014.

If you’ve been arrested for a Ventura robbery, theft or grand theft, Ventura criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend will help you build an effective defense. Mr. Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively. He practices in Ventura County and in criminal courtrooms throughout Southern California. He has more than 30 years of experience in defending clients against even the most serious felonies.

Mr. Helfend’s first goal will always be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. No reputable criminal defense attorney will promise you any particular outcome for your case, but Mr. Helfend focuses on delivering the best possible outcome for his clients at all times, based on the facts and circumstances of each case. He is known among prosecutors and judges in Southern California as an aggressive, diligent criminal defense attorney.

In more than 30 years of criminal defense practice, Mr. Helfend has established an impressive history of exceptional criminal defense in and around Ventura County. When you go to court to face serious felony charges like robbery, you don’t want to go alone and you don’t want to go with a criminal defense attorney who isn’t prepared to defend your freedom effectively.

Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County robbery case.

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