Lions CB Sutton wanted in alleged battery case



Police in Florida have been searching for Detroit Lions cornerback Cameron Sutton for about two weeks after an arrest warrant was issued over his alleged involvement in a domestic violence case.

Sutton is facing a charge of domestic battery by strangulation, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Phil Martello, a spokesperson for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, told ESPN on Wednesday that police have been unable to locate Sutton since March 7, when the arrest warrant was issued. Police had responded to a call early that morning at a house in Lutz, Florida, where Sutton allegedly battered a woman before fleeing the scene.

Another sheriff’s office spokesperson told ESPN there was evidence of wounds on the woman’s body.

Sutton has a home in neighboring Pinellas County, but police haven’t been able to find him there and he hasn’t responded to frequent calls from detectives, Martello said.

“We became aware of the ongoing legal situation involving Cam Sutton this morning,” the Lions said in a statement. “We will continue to monitor the situation and will not have further comment at this time.”

The sheriff’s office put out a social media post Wednesday asking for assistance if anyone has seen Sutton.

Sutton, 29, joined the Lions as an unrestricted free agent last summer after spending his first six NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He started all 17 games for the Lions, registering 60 total tackles, six passes defended and an interception. Sutton was selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.





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