Former Cal Poly player gets year in jail for robbery plan
September 17, 2015
A former Cal Poly football player will receive a one-year jail sentence for his role in the alleged robbery of a San Luis Obispo fraternity house. [Tribune]
Dominique Love, 20, is the third former Cal Poly player to plead to conspiracy charges in the case. Love pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit grand theft and conspiracy to commit residential robbery in connection with a burglary. He will receive five years probation in addition to a year in jail.
In August 2014, San Luis Obispo police arrested five Cal Poly football players for attempting to rob the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house. Police later arrested the former president of the fraternity for intending to sell marijuana.
In addition to Love, the four football players arrested were: Cameron Akins, 20; Kristaan Ivory, 22; Jake Brito, 20; and Cortland Fort, 21. Akins allegedly held up members of the fraternity at gunpoint and faces the most serious charges in the case.
Fort and Brito previously agreed to plea to conspiracy charges. Fort received a sentence of three years probation, and Brito has yet to be sentenced.
Akins has a trial-setting hearing scheduled for Oct. 28. Ivory is due back in court on Nov. 9 for a motion to suppress evidence.
Ivory’s attorney alleges Cal Poly football coach Tim Walsh coerced Ivory into talking to police without an attorney.
San Luis Obispo police say Ivory told them he had been partying the night of the alleged robbery when one of the players suggested taking money from a fraternity member from whom he had previously bought marijuana. Ivory said he and Brito tried to convince the group not to do so. When they arrived at the house, Ivory and Brito walked away, getting a ride to a friend’s house, Ivory said.
Love’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 26.