MIRAMAR, Fla. — Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar turned himself in to the Miramar Police Department after a warrant was issued for four charges of armed robbery, officials said.
Dunbar’s lawyer tweeted a statement Saturday morning after Dunbar was taken into custody.
The defensive lawyer for Dunbar told the Miami Herald on Friday that five witnesses have signed sworn affidavits that exonerate his client from any involvement in an armed robbery Wednesday night.
“All of the affidavits indicate my client is innocent,” Dunbar’s defense lawyer, Michael Grieco, told the Herald.
Grieco told the Herald he presented the affidavits to the Broward State Attorney’s Office, but prosecutors are still requiring that Dunbar turns himself in.
However, he did criticize the Miramar Police Department for tweeting about the warrant and tagging the Seahawks’ handle.
“I have never in my career seen a police department so excited about arresting a celebrity,” Grieco said.
The warrant was issued Thursday for the arrest of Dunbar for four counts of armed robbery with a firearm.
Police also issued a warrant for the arrest of New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker in connection with the same incident for four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault.
In a probable cause document, officers with the Miramar Police Department said Dunbar and Baker stole watches and money from people, with force, while in the possession of firearms at a party Wednesday night.
According to police, both Baker and Dunbar were armed with semi-automatic firearms during the armed robbery.
The victims of the armed robbery told police they feared for their life, according to probable cause documents
Police said Baker and Dunbar stole over $12,000 in cash as well as four watches with a total value of more than $60,000.
One of the victims told police he had met Baker and Dunbar at a party a few days prior in Miami and said they had lost about $70,000, police said.
The same victim said the cars used by Dunbar and Baker to leave after the armed robberies were “pre-positioned outside the residence in a matter that would facilitate an expedited departure,” according to probable cause documents.
The Seahawks released the following statement on Dunbar Thursday night:
The Seahawks acquired Dunbar in a trade with the Washington Redskins in March.
In four seasons in Washington, Dunbar played in 58 games and recorded nine interceptions with 35 passes defensed.
Dunbar met with local media members on a conference call Thursday morning.