Jonesboro Alderman has Legal Woes

From KTVE-TV 10

Mayor Pro-Tem Won’t Be Jailed After Guilty Plea

Reported by: Daisy O’Donnell

A judge has ordered jail time and probation for the mayor pro-tem in Jonesboro, but town official LaStevic Cottonham won’t have to spend a day behind bars.

There are more legal troubles for a city official in Jonesboro, but this time, it’s not the controversial mayor.

The Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms they issued a speeding ticket to Mayor Pro-Tem Cottonham, that was later amended to a no driver’s license on person charge in January this year. When Cottonham didn’t show up in court, the sheriff’s office issued a warrant for his arrest. Cottonham is the mayor pro-tem in Jonesboro, and also serves on the board of aldermen.

LaStevic Cottonham, who serves as the mayor’s replacement when he is away, had legal troubles that started over a minor traffic ticket in Winn Parish that was issued early January. On March 28, Cottonham was supposed to attend court, but the sheriff’s office issued a bench warrant against him since he was a no-show.

NBC 10 has file footage of Cottonham attending a meeting after he did not appear in court, where is serving in his official capacity as a board member.

The sheriff’s office later recalled that bench warrant.

Cottonham pleaded guilty to no driver’s license on person. A judge ordered him to serve 180 days in prison, but the sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years unsupervised probation. That means Cottonham will not serve any prison time.

NBC 10 tried to reach Cottonham for comment, but his phone number has been disconnected.

11 Responses to “Jonesboro Alderman has Legal Woes”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    More and more embarassment for the Town of Jonesboro. Looks like Hodge isn’t any better off with arresting the fire chief. It is all just disgusting.

  2. kbp Says:

    Is Jonesboro close to Mahrud, NC?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Dang….The Mayor should have fixed that ticket better than that..oh, yeah, the sheriff of Winn parish is in jail and Les could not get the ticket fixed….oh yeah, the Police Chief of Winnfield is also in Jail….

    How is an important person with the hook ups suppose to get personal tickets fixed if the top cop dogs are in jail?

    James Roy Fannin????

    Who got the speeding ticket dropped????

  4. Anonymous Says:

    My money is on James Roy Fannin. He is the deal maker ya know.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    He should be removed from the council.

    • Bystander Says:

      Can’t he is black

    • Anonymous Says:

      I think you have to be a convicted felon to be removed from office…..maybe, he will keep going down the slippery slop…old habits might be hard to break.

      I know he enlisted years ago in the armed forces….not sure if it was his idea or perhaps a suggestion to get out of trouble…

  6. sunrisesunset Says:

    Oh, what a tangled web they weave. Wish they could get caught up in it and NEVER get out.

  7. Fuccallucraccaz Says:

    Lol, fucc all y’all. He’s not n jail and u hoes hate it. Lol if y’all really wanna kno how bout y’all call him. 3185337231

    And I’m his biggest fan so mother made u so mutha fucc all yall. #REAL

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