Cameron Sutton, the veteran cornerback wanted for weeks by police in Florida for his alleged involvement in a domestic violence case, turned himself in on Sunday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

Police have not been able to locate Sutton since March 7, when a warrant was issued for his arrest. They had responded early that morning to a call at a home in Lutz, Florida, where Sutton had allegedly assaulted a woman before fleeing the scene.

Sutton’s attorney contacted the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office last Monday to say he would turn himself in, but did so six days later, officials said. He was arrested at Orient Road Jail in Tampa, Florida, at 8:24 pm local time on Sunday.

“After weeks of evading law enforcement, this man finally made the right choice to turn himself in,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement. “Domestic violence has no place in our community, and no one is above the law here in Hillsborough County.”

Sutton is charged with domestic battery by strangulation, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. A spokesman for the sheriff’s office previously told ESPN that there was evidence of wounds on the woman’s body.

Sutton, 29, joined the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on a three-year, $33 million contract in 2023 after spending his first six NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Lions released him on March 21, the day after the team learned about the warrant for his arrest.

Speaking at the NFL owners meetings last week, Lions team president Rod Wood told Fox 2 in Detroit that Sutton was at the Lions’ training facility when they learned of the order and that a member of the team was able to talk to him and offer advice to give. that he must turn himself in.

“He suggested we seek counseling and do the right thing by turning himself in,” Wood told the television station. “We then met for the rest of the day and the next morning to decide to release him.”

This report uses information from ESPN’s Eric Woodyard.

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