New Arrest in O.J. Simpson Theft Case

Man arrested in connection to stolen Heisman Trophy won by former USC football star

The real culprit might finally have been found in the O.J. Simpson case. Or, at least, the case over Simpson’s stolen Heisman Trophy.

Lewis Eugene Starks Jr. has been charged with one count of receiving stolen property for allegedly stashing Simpson’s 1968 Heisman Trophy, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

If convicted, Starks, of Apple Valley, California, faces six years in state prison.

The trophy was stolen from the University of Southern California in July 1994 — shortly after a certain slow-speed chase involving a White Bronco made history — from USC’s Heritage Hall, along with Simpson’s jersey and a plaque.

According to the district attorney’s office, Starks, who has a prior burglary conviction, attempted to sell the items last year.

Police are recommending that Starks’ bail be set at $70,000.