Per his attorney, Maurice Watson Jr. has turned himself in to law enforcement at Douglas County Jail.
Maurice Watson's attny says the #Creighton point guard turned himself to @OmahaPolice @3:30 today. Booked now @KETV pic.twitter.com/YtZft2dfJY— Michelle Bandur KETV (@MBandur) February 26, 2017
Per this statement from Watson’s attorney, he turned himself in at 3:30 p.m. local time. This report would soon be corroborated by Kevin Cole of the Omaha World-Herald.
Creighton's Maurice Watson Jr. has turned himself in at the Douglas County Jail, according to a law enforcement official.
As that report mentions, Watson’s other attorney Stu Dornan said that he would turn himself in on Sunday:
Shortly after 3:30 p.m., Dornan said, “if he’s not there now (Douglas County Jail), he will be momentarily.”
Watson has been driving the 1,500 miles from Philadelphia to Omaha and got slowed by the snowstorm, in addition to the need to stretch from the injury that he sustained, Dornan said.
This news comes an hour and a half after Omaha Police published a statement that Watson was ‘dodging law enforcement efforts to arrest him.’ That statement would also be responded to by Watson’s other attorney, who told Brandon Scott of WOWT News in Omaha the same story that Dornan stated regarding Watson’s whereabouts.
MORE: Watson's attorney told me he was not "dodging police." She said he was driving here from Philly @WOWT6News pic.twitter.com/iTYNHrjqsT— Brandon Scott (@BrandonWOWT) February 26, 2017
Watson turning himself in has now, obviously, come to fruition three days after a felony arrest warrant tied with a charge of first-degree sexual assault was issued towards the Creighton Bluejays point guard.