Brent Riggs was a fictional character on The Young and the Restless, portrayed by Adam Chambers.
Brent Riggs was a crook who got involved in a crooked police scandal in Genoa City. In 2010, Chance Chancellor got a call regarding the Brent Riggs case. At Crimson Lights, Chance met with Sid Meeks and shared his theory that Brent didn’t jump off a bridge as well as his theory that someone on the force helped Riggs escape in the first place. Across town Chance and Heather Stevens questioned Frank Ellis, who admitted he knew Brent and warned Chance that he was gambling with his life. Frank said he wouldn't talk to them about the Newmans, but he knew about Brent! Ellis said that either way he was a "lifer" in prison -- but if they offered him better conditions and extra privileges, he would give them information on someone else -- Brent Riggs.
Chance perked up when he heard Riggs's name and told Ellis not to toy with them. Chance asked what Ellis knew about Riggs. Ellis said that he knew that Riggs had called Chance from prison for help, but before Chance had a chance to meet with Riggs, Riggs had escaped -- and that no one had heard from him until weeks later, when Riggs had again called Chance and asked to meet him alone. Ellis told Chance and Heather that he knew that when Chance had gone to meet Riggs, Chance had been knocked out and drugs had been planted on him -- and the authorities later found Riggs's lifeless body floating in the river.
Chance said that was all confidential information that no one except for the involved parties would have known. Ellis said, "People talk. Wanna know the rest?" Heather thought that Ellis was bluffing. Ellis told Chance that he was gambling with his life -- he then stared at Heather and said, "What I know affects you, too." Chance thought that Ellis was "jerking them around." Ellis said that he was done talking, and if they wanted to know the rest, they would get him out of jail. Heather looked at Chance and said that she thought that they ought to talk about what Ellis had said.
Heather and Chance went to Crimson Lights. She wondered if Chance thought that Ellis was lying. Chance told Heather that he had never felt that the business with Riggs was finished. Heather asked him if he was going to request that Owen Pomerantz offer Ellis a deal. Chance asked Heather if she would talk to the District Attorney. He said that whenever he became involved in the Riggs situation, he seemed to hit a brick wall. Heather said that she owed Chance because he had accompanied her to interview Ellis, and she would talk to Pomerantz.