On Thursday evening, Miramar Police in South Florida issued an arrest warrant for Seahawks corner Quinton Dunbar on four counts of armed robbery.
Dunbar, along with Giants corner DeAndre Baker and one other unnamed person, allegedly stole upwards of $50,000 in cash, jewelry and other valuables from attendees at a party. Baker was said to have a semi-automatic firearm during the robbery, and there were inconsistent witness reports as to whether or not Dunbar was armed. The Miramar Police's official Twitter account released the entire details of the arrest warrant Thursday night.
(1/2) A warrant to arrest has been issued for Deandre Baker, of the @Giants (four counts of Armed Robbery with a Firearm and four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.) Quinton Dunbar of the @Seahawks also has a warrant to arrest for four counts of Armed Robbery with a pic.twitter.com/vDDWMjYDaO— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) May 14, 2020
Now Dunbar's side of the story is coming out. His defense attorney Michael Greico spoke publicly on Friday refuting the details of the warrant. According to Greico, he's acquired five signed sworn affidavits from witnesses that indicate Dunbar was not involved in the robbery. It sounds like Dunbar was still in attendance but that he didn't take part with Baker and potentially others.
“All of the affidavits indicate my client is innocent,” Greico told the Miami Herald.
Greico has turned in the statements into the Broward State Attorney’s Office, but prosecutors still want Dunbar to turn himself in. As of 2:30 p.m. PT on Friday afternoon, Dunbar is yet to be put in custody.
Everything from both sides should be taken with a grain of salt by this point. However, as Greico stated emphatically, it is odd that Miramar Police posted the warrant while tagging the Seahawks and Giants official Twitter accounts.
“I have never in my career seen a police department so excited about arresting a celebrity,” Greico said.
In response to Greico's comments, Miramar Police Department shared that they have sworn statements under oath of four victims and one other witness. Those five individuals provided the details that went into the arrest warrant.
“If anyone wants to walk into the Miramar Police Department & share something that contradicts the details in our warrant, they’re more than welcome to do so,” Tania Rues, the department's PIO, told NBC Sports Northwest.
The Seahawks gave up a fifth-round pick in order to acquire Dunbar back in late March in a trade with the Redskins. He's expected to be Seattle's starting right cornerback in 2020 opposite Shaquill Griffin. If there's any truth to these allegations, Seattle would surely have to release Dunbar. However, at least for now, there appears to be some hope that nothing is as it seems and the corner is innocent.
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