Giants’ DeAndre Baker surrenders to police on armed robbery charges in Florida
New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker turned himself in to police on Saturday 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.
Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar had been sought by police since Thursday, when arrest warrants were issued. Dunbar’s lawyer, Michael Greico, also says he has such affidavits.
On Instagram, Cohen said, “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 was still at large as of Saturday afternoon. On Friday, 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.
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