|USC football recruit Maurice Simmons arrested in robbery investigation|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 07 March 2008 11:24|
Maurice Simmons was being held at the Los Angeles County jail on $50,000 bail.
The 18-year-old is a 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker from Dominguez High School in Compton. He signed a letter of intent last month to accept a football scholarship at Southern California this fall.
On Wednesday night, gang enforcement deputies in Compton were flagged down by a person who reported being robbed, Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Friday.
``Moments after that, the alleged suspects were discovered in a vehicle leaving the scene,'' he said.
The victim and witnesses identified two men inside as the robbers, he said.
Simmons, who was driving, and 19-year-old Lamont Hall, of Compton, were arrested for investigation of armed robbery, Whitmore said.
A handgun and the victim's stolen property were found in the car, he said.
``We're aware of it and we're going to monitor the situation,'' USC sports information director Tim Tessalone said.