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Former Lions Defensive Back Cameron Sutton Turns Himself In After Police Searched For Weeks 

Cameron Sutton has officially turned himself in after a weeks-long search for the former NFL DB (defensive back) who was wanted on a domestic violence warrant. 

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced that 29-year-old Sutton arrived at a jail in Tampa, Florida last Sunday night. Sutton’s attorney informed authorities that he would be turning himself in nearly a week prior, according to the Guardian

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“After weeks of evading law enforcement, this man has finally made the right choice to turn himself in,” Hillsborough County sheriff Chad Chronister said. 

“Domestic violence has no place in our community, and no one is above the law here in Hillsborough County. My thoughts are with this woman as she continues to heal from this man’s gruesome actions.”

Reports state that Sutton’s initial arrest warrant charged him with a felony, but on Monday prosecutors stated he was formally charged with misdemeanor battery. 

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A misdemeanor battery charge has a maximum sentence of one-year jail time. The state attorney’s office stated that Sutton was released from jail on Monday on his own recognizance. 

At around 5 a.m. on March 7th, the sheriff’s department responded to a domestic violence call that was in progress involving Sutton and a female. Around two weeks ago, the sheriff’s office asked for assistance locating Sutton. 

Soon after the sheriff announced their need for help locating Sutton, Lions president Rod Wood stated that Sutton was at the team’s training facility which is located right outside of Detroit. Afterwards, a member of the Lions staff told Sutton he should turn himself in. 

“Suggested he get counsel and do the right thing to turn himself in. After that, we met the rest of the day and the following morning to decide to release him [from his contract],” Wood told local Detroit station Fox 2.