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Iverson Turns Himself in to Police

July 16, 2002

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ NBA star Allen Iverson surrendered on assault and other charges early Tuesday, police said.

The surrender came more than a week after news broke that Iverson allegedly pushed his way into his cousin’s apartment, threatened two men and demanded that they tell him where he could find his wife.

The 2000-01 NBA MVP has been confined to his $2.4 million house since prosecutors announced last week they would charge him and his uncle, Gregory Iverson, with assault, terroristic threats and related offenses.

The surrender occurred at around 5:30 a.m., about a half-hour after a convoy left the grounds of his $2.4 million suburban mansion.

Iverson, who had met with lawyers Monday night, also faces gun charges. The 27-year-old Philadelphia 76ers guard and his uncle had been expected to turn themselves in Tuesday, and reporters and photographers had been camped out around his suburban Gladwyne home throughout the night.

Iverson’s attorney, Richard Sprague, said outside police headquarters that Iverson would plead innocent to the charges. He declined further comment.

Donna Sykes, a police inspector, said Iverson would be at police headquarters for at least eight hours. She said supervisors at the police detention unit would make sure that he does not get special attention.

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