Kiefer Sutherland to turn self in for allegedly headbutting man

Kiefer Sutherland is turning himself in to prosecutors on Thursday to face a minor assault charge after he allegedly head-butted a fashion designer at 2 a.m. on Tuesday at a bar in the Mercer Hotel in SoHo.
When Sutherland shows up he will be issued a desk appearance ticket. That ticket allows the 24 actor to stay out of jail and travel freely.

It’s alleged that the incident happened when fashion designer Jack McCollough bumped into actress Brooke Shields and didn’t apologize. That reportedly angered Sutherland who then allegedly slammed his head into the man. According to a police report the designer had a small laceration and refused medical assistant after filing a complaint.

The Toronto Star reports:

A representative for McCollough denied that version of events to People. “Anyone who knows Jack McCollough knows that he would not hurt a fly,” the unnamed spokesperson told the magazine. “All we can say at this point is that he was the victim of a vicious, violent, unprovoked assault.”

It appears that the media is behind the actor’s surrender. When the media discovered that Sutherland was still in New York. His lawyer arranged the surrender to take place more quickly than a planned time a few weeks down the road.

There is no warrant for Sutherland’s arrest.

While New York isn’t looking to put Sutherland in jail there could be a problem in LA. The actor is still on probation for a DUI conviction.

The LA Times reports:

“Our office intends to contact the NYPD and New York prosecutors to review the incident and determine whether Mr. Sutherland violated probation,” L.A. City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan tells People.

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