Bond set for DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar

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A day after they turned themselves in to authorities in Florida, Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar have had a bail hearing.

Via Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, a judge set Baker’s bail at $200,000. Dunbar’s bail is $100,000. Prosecutors asked that both players be held without bond.

The judge used a simple formula: $25,000 per count. Baker faces four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. Dunbar faces four counts of armed robbery. The charges arise from a May 13 private gathering that allegedly took a troubling turn, with Baker and Dunbar allegedly taking cash and jewelry from other attendees at gunpoint.

Baker and Dunbar were directed to relinquish their guns, and to have no contact with the alleged victims. As with any case of this nature, violation of the terms of bail could result in revocation of it.

27 responses to “Bond set for DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar

  1. The fact that the prosecutor argued for no bond, is telling. The prosecutor obviously does not see any “recanted” facts as defendant’s attorney’s alleged to have turned over to them.

  2. Money, recognition, fame and the easy life after retirement…. who needs all that when you can get all that street cred by assaulting, shooting, and robbing. Amazing.

  3. According to Dunbar’s lawyer all 5 witnesses have recanted. I am sure most defendants wish they could remain free until after their lawyer could “talk” to them.

  4. And they were worried about Janoris Jenkins influence on young players. Fine young man Mr Baker.

  5. If they recant their statements they could be in trouble for lying to the police.
    Probably some negotiations going on and people will decide not to press charges or refuse to testify etc.

  6. If this had happened in NY or Jerzee, they’d probably have additional possession charges that would stick. They are mighty lucky given Florida’s hesitancy to try these type of cases and their more lenient gun laws. Minus the guns, dice games and disputes are common practice among college, pro athletes…whether the game itself is illegal is open to interpretation. The conflicting statements make this portion of the case extremely difficult to proceed. The only question is if they’re licensed to carry in the State there in. The NJ Giants would be wise to go over these strict gun laws AGAIN with all of their players.

  7. Watching adults squander the only asset they have (athletic ability) is sad. These two turds are fringe players anyway…not sure why they aren’t simply cut.

  8. I wonder if Baker was able to stay awake during the bond hearing as opposed to the film sessions.

  9. Fortunately in the USA it’s very easy to get guns illegally. So after they relinquish their guns they quickly get anther one down on the corner.

  10. No attempted assault by telling someone to shoot someone? Attempted vs. ‘actual doing’ is the same charge, just a different sentence if found guilty. way different.

    No Burglary charge? Enter a premise with intent to commit a crime. Police 101. They (allegedly)left to position the vehicles for a getaway, then came back in with the intent on robbing people. So maybe the cars were not positioned for a getaway and they never left. This is ALWAYS the first charge you. Always. Not the top charge but it’s so prevalent, it gets ingrained in your head.

    Just surprised not more charges. Case like this usually has 12 to 15 charges. Add menacing, criminal trespassing and literally on and on. I’m sure the detective did. Just surprised the DA did not.

  11. If Johnny Cochran were alive he would have had them free by now.
    >>>><<<<<<

    Jackie Chiles is still around. Call Kramer for his number.

  12. NinoBrown says:
    May 17, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    ……….The only question is if they’re licensed to carry in the State there in.

    ————–
    If a Cop had done this, he would STILL be charged with CPW (criminal possession of a weapon). A license only means you can carry it and use it under specific legal situations.

    If you have a licensed gun on you and you commit a crime (and did not use or show the gun) CPW is STILL a charge.

  13. @backintheday99

    I don’t know. You are possibly correct. I was referring more to needing a license in each individual state. Plaxico vs the Bucs player who pled to a lesser charge, NY vs FL gun laws. Your additional point is interesting if they can prove he had the weapon.

  14. Fyi anyone suggesting additional charges. The tack on would come at indictment. This is initial arrest only.

  15. I’m glad that these two guys don’t have to sit in a COVID infested jail. These charges are obviously garbage, all 5 stories have been backed up on. So 5 false accusations and these young men got locked up. Sending prayers that America’s broken judicial system doesn’t claim two more young black men behind some he said she said.

  16. chawk12thman says:
    May 17, 2020 at 11:21 am
    The fact that the prosecutor argued for no bond, is telling. The prosecutor obviously does not see any “recanted” facts as defendant’s attorney’s alleged to have turned over to them.

    … What? Have you ever met a prosecutor before? Seen a first appearance? Determining levels of guilt based on what a prosecutor asks for in an initial appearance is ridiculously off base. We have so many people who don’t view court appearances or never served on a jury (97% of cases resolve by plea). The confusion about how things work hurts our society and our legal system.

  17. Patrick H says:
    May 17, 2020 at 7:48 pm
    I’m glad that these two guys don’t have to sit in a COVID infested jail. These charges are obviously garbage, all 5 stories have been backed up on. So 5 false accusations and these young men got locked up. Sending prayers that America’s broken judicial system doesn’t claim two more young black men behind some he said she said

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    This line of thinking is why we are doomed as a society…

    Putting the alleged charges aside, shouldn’t logic guide these “young men” to not show up at a large gambling party with a gun, particularly during a global pandemic?

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