surrendered to police Thursday afternoon on charges that he head-butted a fashion designer Monday night.
Surrounded by a horde of New York media, Sutherland walked into the city's First Precinct with his lawyer and two other men.
Sutherland will receive a desk-appearance ticket - a misdemeanor count that means he will not be jailed and can travel before his arraignment.
The New York Daily News reports that Sutherland spoke briefly to reporters and photographers outside of his girlfriend's Greenwich Village apartment. "I'm doing well, thanks," Sutherland told reporters outside the Greenwich Ave. building.
Asked if he had any regrets, a composed Sutherland replied, "I really can't say anything, guys."
The "24" star is in trouble for slamming his head into fashion designerJack McCullough
, who was sporting a cut across the bridge of his nose after the Monday night incident.
According to a police report filed by McCollough, Sutherland head-butted the 30-year-old Proenza Schouler creator, causing some kind of facial injury, but apparently nothing as severe as the broken nose that was originally reported.
Sutherland reportedly struck McCollough at a SoHo club during a party after the big Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute gala.
Witnesses said Sutherland got angry when McCullough bumped into actressBrooke Shields
- and refused to apologize.
A rep for Sutherland was not immediately available for comment, while a publicist for Shields, who could be called as a witness, has denied reports that McCollough was acting rude.
The misdemeanor assault count could be the least of Sutherland's worries, however. Prosecutors in Los Angeles will decide whether the 42-year-old Emmy winner violated his probation in his 2007 DUI case.
If so, he could face upwards of 10 months behind bars on top of the 48 days he already served.