Swope turns himself in to Sheriff’s Dept

Will Cheney

Updated at 4:32 p.m.

According to a report from WTOC, Georgia Southern University senior running back Dominique Swope turned himself in last night to the police, due to a connection with aggravated battery charges.

Swope turned himself in around 11 p.m. Monday to the Bulloch County Sherriff’s Office after a warrant was issued for his arrest by the Statesboro Police Department.

According to the report, Swope was involved in an altercation at the Cambridge at Southern apartments. The situation resulted in a severe head injury to Cameron Zaquan Lewis. Lewis was then taken to East Georgia Medical Center on Fair Road by friends.

At about 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 9, police launched an investigation after responding to EGMC on a report that Lewis had received serious head trauma.

The case was turned over to Det. Sgt. James Winskey, who later identified Swope as a suspect, according to police.

According to a statement released by the GSU Athletic Department, head football coach Willie Fritz and athletic director Tom Kleinlein have decided to remove Swope from the team. His return to the team is to be determined once the legal process is complete and it is better understood how he was involved in the incident from a legal perspective.