Crime

Ex-Cal Poly football player pleads no contest to attempted robbery

Cameron Marcel Akins, one of five Cal Poly football players arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery at the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house, appears in court Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in San Luis Obispo.
Cameron Marcel Akins, one of five Cal Poly football players arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery at the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house, appears in court Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in San Luis Obispo. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

A former Cal Poly football player accused of using an unloaded Derringer-style pistol to attempt to rob members of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity of money and marijuana in August 2014 pleaded no contest to several felonies in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Wednesday, the last of five former students to enter a plea in the case.

Cameron Marcel Akins, 20, of Monrovia was the only member of the group to follow through with a plan to rob the fraternity and was arrested during the attempt after a scuffle with residents of the home and responding officers. Other members of the group, including the Mustangs’ 2014 Most Valuable Player, have all since entered pleas to various charges that allows them to avoid jail time if they complete court-ordered requirements.

Akins faced the most serious charges in the case, and on Wednesday he entered no-contest pleas to attempted home-invasion robbery with the use of a firearm, residential burglary and resisting a peace officer by use of force, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

Under the terms of his plea, Akins faces a minimum sentence of four and a half years and a maximum of 16 years in state prison.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11 in San Luis Obispo Superior Court.

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