DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were looking fairly good to escape charges in an alleged robbery and aggravated assault at a social gathering in Miramar, Florida that happened back in May.
Witnesses have since claimed that they never saw Baker brandish a gun or rob anyone. He was also accused of being the mastermind who also directed Seattle Seahawks corner Quinton Dunbar to start taking expensive watches and other valuables from people at the cookout. Even worse than that was him alleging to have told a 3rd man to shoot someone who had just walked into the party.
Fast forward to July and things have gon from good to terribly bad after Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reported a search warrant from Broward County Clerk of Courts seeks access to iCloud accounts associated with Giants corner DeAndre Baker and Seahawks corner Quinton Dunbar.
Leonard reports that the warrant cites evidence collected through previous warrants that includes video footage and direct messages that allegedly show witness Dominic Johnson oversaw the payoff of Baker’s and Dunbar’s four alleged victims on May 15 at the office of Dunbar’s attorney, Michael Grieco.
More from the report:
“I made them same n—-s that said they got robbed come in and say them Boys ain’t have nothing to Do with it,” Johnson allegedly wrote on May 16 in a series of incriminating direct messages on his Instagram account, @powerballnick_305.
Johnson is the witness referred to as “Coach” in the original arrest warrant who told police that he has known Baker and Dunbar since they were children.
Johnson’s own written words in his Instagram direct messages also “corroborate a robbery had occurred and those who were charged were the participants,” the warrant summarizes.
All four victims have given sworn statements that they were paid at the office that day to recant their sworn initial statements against Dunbar by signing affidavits. Combined, the four men say they were paid a total of $55,000.”
Detective Mark Moretti of the Miramar Police Department also revealed alarming direct messages between Baker and Johnson on Instagram that implicate Baker in the payoff.
“Johnson is telling Baker to come to Dunbar Lawyer’s office,” Moretti writes. “Baker replied, ‘Yo I’m in the city now getting cash how much to bring ?? I’m tryna get there too u ASAP.’”
“There appears to be several phone calls between Baker and Johnson,” the warrant continues. “Johnson appears to be nervous by telling Baker, ” Yooooo these people finna leave.”
Then, according to the warrant, CCTV video evidence shows Grieco, Johnson, an unknown individual, and the four alleged victims at the attorney’s office on May 15 appearing to make the payoff.”
One victim says he received $30,000 in Grieco’s office. A second says he received $20,000 in the lawyer’s office. And a third says he only received $5,000 and gave half the money to a fourth victim.
One of the four victims says “he was being directed that he didn’t see what he thought he saw” on the night of the alleged armed robbery, the warrant states. And the victim who received $5,000 said Grieco walked back into the office “just after the transaction had occurred” and said “there is no way he (Grieco) could not have seen this transaction.”
“On 5/15/20, I was contacted by Michael Grieco, attorney for Dunbar, stating the victims and witness have recanted their sworn/recorded statements against Dunbar,” the warrant reads. “However, I also want the court to be aware that all five individuals have been threatened and have expressed extreme concern to me regarding their safety. One of the individual(s) was forced to move out of his apartment. The other was receiving texted messages containing pictures of his passport, the same passport that was stolen during the robbery.”
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