Detectives with the LAPD Pacific Area division presented their findings to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office on Friday and filed one count of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of brandishing a knife and one count of battery.
O'Neal - who has a long history of drug problems and run-ins with the law - had allegedly been attacking random people who walked by him between May 2 and May 5 in the Venice Beach and Palms neighborhoods of Los Angeles, according to authorities.
One of the five alleged victims was found in a pool of blood with stab wounds to his face and upper body, while a second man was also seriously injured, police said.
The spree came to an end when O'Neal was arrested for armed robbery at a convenience store in Santa Monica on May 8.
The LAPD says O'Neal has reportedly since been connected to other crimes after he was identified through facial tattoos and red hair.
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Redmond O'Neal, seen here at a previous court appearance, was charged with attempted murder on Friday, June 8, 2018, for an incident in early May. According to police, "the suspect became angry and repeatedly punched the victim in his head and threw him on the ground". With this spree, he allegedly punched one of the men before fleeing the scene. O'Neal pleaded not guilty to all of these charges. Redmond O'Neal remains in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "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. Back in 2008, the police nabbed him on a DUI and drug possession charge, and again in 2011 for obtaining heroin.
Jewelry artist Echo Matthey, Redmond O'Neal and actor Ryan O'Neal at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's "Tex-Mex Fiesta" 2017 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Fawcett, a '70s icon who starred in the TV series "Charlie's Angels", died of cancer in 2009.
"I love him, but I have never seen a more scary side of addiction", Tatum O'Neal, who famously has battled her own drug addictions, told the magazine.
Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett. Redmond was her only child.