Point man in Cal Poly frat robbery takes plea deal
May 12, 2016
A former Cal Poly football player faces a minimum sentence of 4.5 years in prison for trying to rob a San Luis Obispo fraternity house at gunpoint. The former wide receiver pleaded no contest to several felonies on Wednesday.
Cameron Marcel Akins, 20, is the fifth and final former Cal Poly athlete to plead to criminal charges in the case. Akins is facing the stiffest punishment of the five defendants, a maximum sentence of 16 years in prison, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.
In Aug. 2014, San Luis Obispo police arrested five football players for attempting to rob the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house.
Akins, the alleged point man in the robbery attempt, carried a .38-caliber Derringer-style pistol into the frat house, pointed it at fraternity members and demanded cash and drugs. Akins then fought and bit an officer prior to being arrested, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
Police later arrested the former president of Delta Sigma Phi for selling marijuana out of the frat house. The former fraternity president pleaded no contest last year to possession of marijuana for sale.
Since then, former Cal Poly players Cortland Fort, Jake Brito, Dominique Love and Kristaan Ivory have pleaded no contest to conspiracy charges. Only Love received jail time. Love was sentenced to a year in jail.
On Wednesday, Akins pleaded no contest to charges including attempted home invasion, residential burglary and resisting a peace officer by use of force. Akins is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11 in the courtroom of Judge Donald Umhofer.
At the time of the break-in, Akins was slotted to be a starting wide receiver for the Mustangs. Ivory was the star of the team. None of the five players returned to the Cal Poly squad.