The Associated Press
New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker turned himself in to police on May 16 at the Broward County Jail.
Baker has been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. His lawyer, Bradford Cohen, says he has affidavits that will prove Baker’s innocence.
In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Georgia defensive back DeAndre Baker poses with his new jersey after the New York Giants selected him in the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. Police in South Florida are trying to find Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar were sought by police since May 14 when arrest warrants were issued. Dunbar’s lawyer, Michael Greico, also says he has such affidavits.
Cohen posted on Instagram that “We believe our client is innocent of all charges. We urge people not to rush to judgment. We have affidavits from several witnesses that exonerate my client.”
Dunbar had not surrendered to police as of May 16. On May 15, Greico said that “law enforcement and the state attorney’s office are both now aware that my client is innocent.”
Police in Miramar, Fla., issued arrest warrants for both men after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party.
Baker, 22, and Dunbar, 27, were attending a cookout at a Miramar home Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and Baker pulled out a handgun, the warrant said. Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing other people at the party of thousands of dollars in cash, watches and other valuables, witnesses told investigators.