According to the Herald, Swope, 20, of Woodstock, turned himself in at 11 p.m. Monday at the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office after a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
Statesboro Public Safety director Wendell Turner said in a news release that Swope was involved in an altercation at a Statesboro apartment complex, which resulted in Cameron Zaquan Lewis suffering “serious head trauma.”
Swope has been removed from Georgia Southern’s roster, according to a statement from athletic spokesman Barrett Gilham, with Swope’s potential return to the team to be “determined once he goes through the legal process and there is a better understanding of his involvement with this incident from a legal perspective.”
Swope, who graduated from Buford High School after playing his first three seasons at Sequoyah, missed most of the 2013 season after suffering a shoulder injury. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his freshman and sophomore seasons.