Jonesboro Councilman Arrested on Drug and Firearms Charges

Town of Jonesboro Councilman-at-Large LaStevic Cottonham was arrested this morning by deputies of the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) on charges of driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, and possession of a firearm while in possession of illegal narcotics, Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown told Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO) in an interview moments ago.

The marijuana and driving charges are misdemeanors, but the firearms charge is a felony, Brown said.

Bond has not been set.

The arrest comes several days after an alleged rape at Cottonham’s home. See here the story at KTVE-TV10.

JPSO: Alleged Rape Occured Inside Jonesboro Councilman’s Home

JONESBORO (KTVE) — The Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rape that occurred during a party at a Jonesboro councilman’s home this weekend.

Jackson Parish authorities say a young woman, whose identity is not being released, drove herself to a Jonesboro emergency room on Sunday morning.

What hospital staff discovered is horrific.

“The severity of her wounds, it was very bad. Her injuries were so brutal, that I consider them kind of animalistic,” said Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown.

Officials say she appeared incoherent and severely sexually battered.

Authorities are now tracing this back to a party at Jonesboro councilman LaStevic Cottonham’s house. Sheriff Brown said the last place witnesses saw her was at that party — walking into a locked room with 33-year old Cornelius Boston of Ruston.

“Who we think is the key ingredient to this sexual assault,” said Brown. “We’re a long ways from through, even though we made an arrest, we will get to the bottom of it.”

Boston was arrested and charged with simple rape. His bond at Jackson Parish Correctional Center is set at $50,000.

Sheriff Brown would not detail the extent of the woman’s injuries, but describes the assault as “brutal.”

“I’ve been here for many years, and the detective working this has been here many years, and we both agree, we’ve not seen anything in a sexual case this violent,” he said. “She still has rights as a human being. We can’t look past this and we will get to the bottom of this.”

Sheriff Brown also says it’s also possible the victim was drugged at the time of the assault.

“We do feel like she was under the influence of something,” he said. “She’s still somewhat incoherent and we’re not getting a whole lot out of her, but over a period of time we plan to talk to her.”

Sheriff Brown says Boston denies raping the victim, but is giving conflicting stories.

“It bothers me that someone would not be compassionate enough to help her or would be so non-compassionate to do that to her,” said Brown. “We’re going to look at all the evidence, there may be something that points to other individuals that get arrested.”

Investigators are collecting DNA from several individuals who were at Cottonham’s home. This will help them determine if others were involved in the assault.

The sheriff says councilman Cottonham is fully cooperating with authorities. Sheriff brown says Cottonham stated he was at home, but was unaware of the assault taking place.

Councilman Lastevic Cottonham tells KTVE 10 – Fox 14 “I send my condolences and prayers out to this young lady and her family during this time. I am doing everything I can to cooperate with police to bring this person to justice.”

“Cottonham as far as I know has provided the same evidence, DNA to the detective, and he’s been cooperative in coming up giving us a statement,” Brown said.

Officials say despite the arrest, the case is no where near finished.

“We’re going to do our job the best we can here because she does have rights and we’re going protect her rights,” Brown said. “We’re going to bring justice to this for her.”

Investigators said it’s unknown how long she was in the room or how she managed to get out.

Investigators will continue interviewing witnesses.

“If we learn that these people or owner of this home did not render help to her, there may be more charges coming,” said Brown.

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90 Responses to “Jonesboro Councilman Arrested on Drug and Firearms Charges”

  1. Rastus B. Gumm Says:

    Once the lynchpin was pulled, the whole edifice began to crumble.
    Which begs the question, how pervasive is the criminal element in the Jackson Parish Democrat machine?
    If the mob bosses are dirty, you would think that the soldiers are too.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Hey Gummy Bear, it’s spelled linchpin. And Google the correct usage of the phrase “begs the question.” I bet you’re one of those people who tell Latinos to “speak English.” Even though you can’t do it yourself.

  2. My two cents Says:

    This is not racist and I don’t want to be seen that way,but who done that to that woman should be took behind the barn and horse whipped till his hide fell off.When whipping is over his balls should be cut out and fed to the dogs.That way he could not do that again to any woman. Then let big bubba have him as a cell mate.Again let me say I’m not being a racist,just my two cents.

  3. Oldman, Says:

    I agree,everybody in that house should treated the same way. There’s noway somebody in that house did not know what was happening and could have stopped him.It makes me think more than one was partner to the rape and crimes.Back in the olds days,black or white,they would have been hung for every body to see. Things like that did not happen too often back then,by the way.

    • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

      Hey, Old Man, at 71 hrs of age, you can’t remember too far back. Maybe until Monday or Tuesday so don’t go telling us about the “back then.” 71 hrs old! hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  4. sunrisesunset Says:

    Cottonham says he did not hear anything. Well, he must live in a big ol’ mansion, and was in one of the 18 rooms in his mansion far, far away from the scene of the rape. Betcha he did hear all the racket going on. If this was a brutal encounter, he heard.

    Why was Boston charged with “simple” rape if this was a brutal case as stated by the law enforcement officer(s)?

    Guess this shows the moral character of our illustrious councilman…NOT!!

    • Anonymous Says:

      I know there are good black people in Jonesboro. Please step up to the plate and stop letting such, trash as these people are, be at the forefront. Thy do a disservice to M.L.K.`s legacy.

    • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

      She went to the hospital. Just thinking that a rape kit must have been done. If so, when the results of the DNA come back, Cottonham may be innocent or guilty as hell. Let’s just wait and see. You don’t think the hospital didn’t do that little procedure, do you? My last question is, now that he has been arrested on a felony charge, will he be suspended from the council until this is resolved? Just wondering, something I do a lot of AT 73 YEARS OF AGE.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Screw damn M.L.k, he was just as black as they are .

    • Oldman, Says:

      I think you are soo wrong.There’s trash in every race,what does being black have to do with it,I’m white ,71 hrs old it’s wrong wrong wrong.If you can’t say anything but this crap, then shut up and don’t say nothing and find somewhere else to spew this trouble causing filth.

      • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

        71 hrs old. No wonder you make no sense in your remarks. 71 hrs!!!! hahahahahahahahahahaha

  6. Anonymous Says:

    the wheels are still falling off,

  7. United We Can Says:

    The smug smile on his face in his mug shot and the ridiculous picture KTVE used as his thug shot are a joke. This is who is representing our town?! It’s such a sad state of affairs that we as a community have let our town come to this! Can’t we just ONCE make the news for something GOOD?! Only when we quit looking at each other based on race and/or gender and start looking at each other based on morals, behaviors, and actions can we start to heal and achieve excellence. It’s time we start looking at each other as a united community and come together as ONE to provide our children with an honorable town to call home.

    • sunrisesunset Says:

      You have a good point, United! But, it is hard to come together not only in Jackson Parish but the nation as a whole, when numbers have just recently been published that 73% of black babies are born OUT OF WEDLOCK, while 27% of white babies are born out of wedlock. Too, take into consideration that black males comprise the biggest population in prison detention for crimes committed, black upon black crime way up. Of course, I know crime is committed by all nationalities, but blacks far exceed any other nationality.

      So, I ask why is this? Where are morals in this picture. Gone by the wayside? Kids raised without fathers is a big factor to consider.

      The days of yore will never come this way again.

      • Anonymous Says:

        Please do a little research on the poverty and jail….social economics play into the crimes more than race….

        You must live in Quitman…

        • Oldman, Says:

          Being poor has nothing to do with it,there’s a lot of poor people that have good upraising doing a good job with a family and not in jail or breaking laws.You have to do what you gotta do.

          • sunrisesunset Says:

            Oldman: Right on. Every person on God’s green earth has a choice in life. When one gets to the fork in the road, it is up to them which road they will take……..straight and narrow, or, crooked and wide. I do not see any gray areas here. It is either right or it is either wrong.

            Anonymous: I, absolutely, do not live in Quitman or the Quitman area.

            • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

              Sunrisesunset, environment has everything to do with choices that we make. It is harder for one born in poverty to escape their circumstance. Despite the 71hrs old farts protestations to the contrary, poverty has everything to do with crime. If you are born into a good family, on the right side of the tracks, you are most likely to go college and then into a good job. That person born on the wrong side of the tracks will be blocked at nearly every turn he/she takes to succeed and turn to crime to survive. I am not supporting bad choices, just pointing out that s’drut like Old Man (71hrs old) seek simple answers – he’s black so he is bad instead of doing any sociological study of the problem. Give those in poverty a chance to escape their predicament with better teachers in their schools and more social activities that will take them off the streets. I respect your opinion and will probably always do so but every now and then, I will call you out if I disagree and although I am a white man, I disagree with your current assessment of thd situation in Jonesboro. Don’t forget to say hello to the mentally impaired 71 hors old Old fart for me.

              • Anonymous Says:

                I worked with many black men in good paying jobs. They would all seem to brag about their outside kids. There were very few of them that did not have an outside kid. Yeah their kids were more than likely born into poverty because their father would not help to raise them. It happens with whites some too, but not nearly to the extent of blacks.

                • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

                  Anonymous 02/28/2014 at 3:50 PM the Old fart Old Man is the one that said he was 71hrs old. Check blog 02/27/2014 at 1:31 PM for confirmation. My children have nothing to do with what I say and certainly can’t contain my observations. If you have known my family for such a long time why don’t you identify yourself instead of taking the coward’s way out through anonymity. Don’t worry about me getting stressed over anything that happens in or is said of Jonesboro. For anonymous 28th at 4:22, of course I make mistakes typing but most citizens of Jonesboro couldn’t catch them with a net.

                  • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

                    Put this in the wrong spot just to show that I am capable of a mistake now and then but no one has caught it yet.

                • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

                  Racist pig. That’s all I can say about you.

              • sunrisesunset Says:

                Donald: Do you not think that even though a person may have been born into poverty…..and, it was not of their doing, of course……that when they reach the age of accountability, they would resolve to be the best person they can be, get the best education they can afford, get the best job possible, be responsible? Seems as though being born into poverty would be a great catalyst to never want to live in that situation again. That’s what I mean by reaching the “fork in the road”. Some people resolve to do better than their upbringing; others, just never reach the point of wanting a better life. Therefore, life is very difficult for them. They rely on the government to rescue them, or either turn to crime, drugs, alcohol. This covers every spectrum of race, may I add. But, a person born into poverty can succeed in life with the right determination, attitude and fortitude. I know people (white) that were very, very poor growing up, but are now very wealthy, selling real estate in a neighboring state. It can be done!

                • Oldman, Says:

                  You are so right,it just takes the will to do better.Use your head ,it’s the best tool you were born with.A honest days work will not hurt you,it will make you a better man.Try it.

              • Oldman Says:

                dmr,You are wrong again,I’m not black also you left some words out,must be that high IQ of yours

  8. BadBadBoy Says:

    Y’all got a big-enough jail down there?

  9. Oldman, Says:

    Walter, can you check and find out what happened to the simmons case?Thank you for your hard work,there’s no other place we can get local news. Thanks again,

    • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

      Must be hard for a 71 hrs old person to stay on subject. We are talking about serious crime here, not some natty old simmons woman. Get on subject you 71hrs old fart.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Don, why are you being so harsh on OLDMAN. I’ve know you and your family for a long time since I worked with Francis at Gibsons. I know you aren’t as mean as you come across. Good to have you keeping your sights on Jonesboro. I told Michael to tell you to ease up, we don’t want you getting stressed. At least things are going in the right direction. By the way, Oldman is 71yrs old not 71hrs old. That would make him a young whipersnapper.

    • Anonymous Says:

      You can fix ignorance but you can`t fix stupidity is the answer to that question. simple typing mistake by oldman. Fowler has made some of those himself. He also has a lack of reading comprehension, as he has demonstrated plenty of times.

    • Anonymous Says:

      He is trying to be an internet bully with his childish name calling. It is too late for him to be a real bully. He should have attempted that in grammar school.

  11. Dirk Says:

    There is a simple answer to all of this. Somebody with integrity run for office and people actually turn out to vote. Whining and moaning about elected officials when the voter turnout is always so low gets us nowhere.

  12. The Ghost of Marley Says:

    This is about a councilman being arrested on some mighty serious charges, not about Fowler so those of you who are so easily moved from the subject at hand to something as innocuous as the behavior of one man GET BACK ON SUBJECT!!!!!

  13. Farting Around With An Idiot Says:

    There are several things worth talking INTELLIGENTLY about but the intelligently part rules out a lot of Jonesboro citizens. (1) Is anything being done about the lost docket or that just something that no one cares about (I figure that most people have solved that one in their own minds – DA or ADA)) (2) a violent rape that may have involved illegal substances happening in the home of a councilman hasn’t raised too much of a stink. Those at the party need to know that if they heard a scream or knew what was happening in the room, then they bear some of the guilt and can be (in most civilized places) prosecuted. (3) the infamous LeStevic Cottonham arresedt on three charges and the rape occurring in his home. I probably read it somewhere but I forgot what illegal substance he was in possession of at the time of his arrest .
    Was it just MJ or was it, say, the same stuff found in the rape victim that may have been drugged according to the sheriff? So, as I see it there is plenty to discuss and insist that your legally elected officials investigate post haste and solve them instead of waiting for an episode of CSI to come on and give them some clues as what to do. WALTER, WALTER, WALTER!!!! Why don’t you use some of your reporters investigative skills to help put this to rest or are you too afraid to report on “the elite” of Jonesboro?

  14. Farting Around With An Idiot Says:

    :There are several things worth talking INTELLIGENTLY about but the intelligently part rules out a lot of Jonesboro citizens. (1) Is anything being done about the lost docket or that just something that no one cares about (I figure that most people have solved that one in their own minds – DA or ADA)) (2) a violent rape that may have involved illegal substances happening in the home of a councilman hasn’t raised too much of a stink. Those at the party need to know that if they heard a scream or knew what was happening in the room, then they bear some of the guilt and can be (in most civilized places) prosecuted. (3) the infamous LeStevic Cottonham arresedt on three charges and the rape occurring in his home. I probably read it somewhere but I forgot what illegal substance he was in possession of at the time of his arrest .
    Was it just MJ or was it, say, the same stuff found in the rape victim that may have been drugged according to the sheriff? So, as I see it there is plenty to discuss and insist that your legally elected officials investigate post haste and solve them instead of waiting for an episode of CSI to come on and give them some clues as what to do. WALTER, WALTER, WALTER!!!! Why don’t you use some of your reporters investigative skills to help put this to rest or are you too afraid to report on “the elite” of Jonesboro? Will there be any justice for the victim of the rape, the conduct of the councilman, or the thief who stole the docket? Just wondering but this is Jonesboro where the motto seems to be “protect others because you might need their protection one day.” A shout out to Walter Abbott, do your job and nail someone for these heinous crimes.

  15. Oldman, Says:

    There you go again.

    • Farting Around With An Idiot Says:

      What do you mean “there you go again?” I want answers to questions and I will continue to insist on those answer while idiots like you say “there you go again.”

      There are several things worth talking INTELLIGENTLY about but the intelligently part rules out a lot of Jonesboro citizens. (1) Is anything being done about the lost docket or that just something that no one cares about (I figure that most people have solved that one in their own minds – DA or ADA)) (2) a violent rape that may have involved illegal substances happening in the home of a councilman hasn’t raised too much of a stink. Those at the party need to know that if they heard a scream or knew what was happening in the room, then they bear some of the guilt and can be (in most civilized places) prosecuted. (3) the infamous LeStevic Cottonham arresedt on three charges and the rape occurring in his home. I probably read it somewhere but I forgot what illegal substance he was in possession of at the time of his arrest .
      Was it just MJ or was it, say, the same stuff found in the rape victim that may have been drugged according to the sheriff? So, as I see it there is plenty to discuss and insist that your legally elected officials investigate post haste and solve them instead of waiting for an episode of CSI to come on and give them some clues as what to do. WALTER, WALTER, WALTER!!!! Why don’t you use some of your reporters investigative skills to help put this to rest or are you too afraid to report on “the elite” of Jonesboro? Will there be any justice for the victim of the rape, the conduct of the councilman, or the thief who stole the docket? Just wondering but this is Jonesboro where the motto seems to be “protect others because you might need their protection one day.” A shout out to Walter Abbott, do your job and nail someone for these heinous crimes

      Don’t be a hindrance to what our law enforcement people are trying to solve. “there I go again” wanting answers which apparently you don’t have and if an answer bit you in the ass your lack of intelligence would prevent you from recognizing it.

    • olman Says:

      Act your age Donald

  16. Donad Marion F Says:

    71hrs old diaper wearer, don’t go giving me credit for something someone else authored. It hurts my feelings.

  17. Donald Maron Fowler Says:

    Old 71hrs old diaper wearer do not go giving me credit for something that another uttered.

  18. From Quitman Says:

    I have faith in Sheriff Andy Brown in this matter.In my book he is the best Sheriff Jackson Parish ever had. Now for somebody who said he had such a high IQ, why are you saying everything twice.Maybe your age?

    • Farting Around With An Idion Says:

      To keep the issues on the front burner. No one seems to care about the simmons case; the rapist will probably skate; and we all know that cottonham will skate. I have not questioned Sheriff Brown’s integrity nor his ability as a lawman but I am willing to bet that the issue of he simmons woman never goes any further than it has gone now – into oblivion. See, it’s not my age nor my IQ that causes me to repeat things – I want some answers. Bet the good old DA or ADA don’t want any more said about the simmons case.

      Just becausThere are several things worth talking INTELLIGENTLY about but the intelligently part rules out a lot of Jonesboro citizens. (1) Is anything being done about the lost docket or that just something that no one cares about (I figure that most people have solved that one in their own minds – DA or ADA)) (2) a violent rape that may have involved illegal substances happening in the home of a councilman hasn’t raised too much of a stink. Those at the party need to know that if they heard a scream or knew what was happening in the room, then they bear some of the guilt and can be (in most civilized places) prosecuted. (3) the infamous LeStevic Cottonham arresedt on three charges and the rape occurring in his home. I probably read it somewhere but I forgot what illegal substance he was in possession of at the time of his arrest .
      Was it just MJ or was it, say, the same stuff found in the rape victim that may have been drugged according to the sheriff? So, as I see it there is plenty to discuss and insist that your legally elected officials investigate post haste and solve them instead of waiting for an episode of CSI to come on and give them some clues as what to do. WALTER, WALTER, WALTER!!!! Why don’t you use some of your reporters investigative skills to help put this to rest or are you too afraid to report on “the elite” of Jonesboro?e you noticed me repeating thing, this one is just for you:

      You’re welcome, Quitman peson!

  19. olman Says:

    I am offended donald fowler. I am not 71hrs or 71yrs. old. I believe oldman said he was 71yrs. old. I am olman if you can read.

  20. Donald Marion Fowler Says:

    Go back and read all of your posts, 71hrs old fellow.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Hook, line, and sinker. You are so easy. Don`t you think it might take more than a few days for DNA tests and such to be finished?

      • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

        It doesn’t take that long to investigate a “theft” from the courthouse. Unless you are worried about going after the DA or ADA or even a judge.

        • sunrisesunset Says:

          You and I agree! There are so many issues that need investigating and I am not hearing ANYTHING out there in “news” land. And, our courthouse is “CLOSED” today for Mardi Gras. So, we cannot expect any investigative procedures going on there. We know Mardi Gras is a Catholic celebration, and I will bet there isn’t one Catholic employed in the whole courthouse.

  21. Oldman Says:

    dmf,we need to put you on the police force and see what you could do.Not much I’m sure.You are not a smart man dmf,you are a dumb do do,I can tell by the way you spout off on some of these simple subjects that you are not all here.Just a big mouth that’s all with nothing to back you up.blubbering idiot that’s all

    • olman Says:

      AMEN

    • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

      71hrs old, I will match educational levels with you any time you desire. As I have said many time, personal name calling does not get under my skin but comments about my granddaughter will every time. Keep on with the name calling and continue to ignore the problems in Jonesboro. Go after Renee if you wish. Did Freddie Carwash promise you free car washes is you supported him. I guess that I might be a fool for someone once said it take a fool to recognize a fool, FOOL.

  22. Oldman Says:

    Anymore news on Jonesboro councilman cottonham,the rape that happened last weekend,the simmoms thing,it’s been mighty quite.We don’t need to let the simmons thing get put on the back burner because of the rape.All three need to be brought to court and not let none slip thru.I’m being to think Jackson Parish is the crime capital of Louisiana,I might be right.

    • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

      Hey smart ass 71hrs old it is “I’m beginning to think . . .” not being to think. God, your dumb.

      • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

        make that “you’re” instead of your.

      • Oldman Says:

        Shut up loud mouth.Your IQ must the same as a rock,always mouthing off,not knowing what your are talking about. Stay on current topic and maybe we can find out what’s going on here in Jonesboro.

        • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

          Hey, 71hrs old idiot rerehtom rekcuf, don’t ever tell me to shut up or that I don’t know what I am talking about. Anyone wanting to make a valid statement on this blog has to wade through the tihs spewed by the ignorant asshole that you are. You wouldn’t recognize the current topic if it bit you in the ass. You are just as braying jackass that chooses to believe that he possesses some degree of intelligence. You don’t. On the IQ matter mine is somewhere around ***. To show your ignorant ass that I am on topic most of the time I will repeat for you an oldie but goodie from me”

          There are several things worth talking INTELLIGENTLY about but the intelligently part rules out a lot of Jonesboro citizens. (1) Is anything being done about the lost docket or that just something that no one cares about (I figure that most people have solved that one in their own minds – DA or ADA)) (2) a violent rape that may have involved illegal substances happening in the home of a councilman hasn’t raised too much of a stink. Those at the party need to know that if they heard a scream or knew what was happening in the room, then they bear some of the guilt and can be (in most civilized places) prosecuted. (3) the infamous LeStevic Cottonham arresedt on three charges and the rape occurring in his home. I probably read it somewhere but I forgot what illegal substance he was in possession of at the time of his arrest .
          Was it just MJ or was it, say, the same stuff found in the rape victim that may have been drugged according to the sheriff? So, as I see it there is plenty to discuss and insist that your legally elected officials investigate post haste and solve them instead of waiting for an episode of CSI to come on and give them some clues as what to do. WALTER, WALTER, WALTER!!!! Why don’t you use some of your reporters investigative skills to help put this to rest or are you too afraid to report on “the elite” of Jonesboro?

          • Oldman Says:

            You need to shut up and get off this topic.All you want to do is say ugly words,repeat yourself a number of times ,and say how good the democrat party is.You then want to say how smart you are,well buddy keep on ,you are showing people how smart you really are.Now with that said,has anybody heard any new news on the rape case or the court house thing.Somebody knows something

            • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

              71hrs old, kiss my ass. I will continue to post on this site as long as I feel like it. As for the political party, you’re damned right I am a liberal democrat and ten dollars to a doughnut hole you probably couldn’t explain the difference between a liberal and a conservative. You are against our president because he is black and as the conservatives say “we have got to get our WHITE HOUSE back.” Answer me this question, do you have to take deeper breaths while you are braying, you hillbilly jackass?

          • Anonymous Says:

            irony: noun, the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect. ex. see d.m.f.’s post above

  23. Oldman Says:

    I don’t think you are that dumb that you would think he has been one of our better presidents.The only one that’s been worse I would think would be nixon maybe.

    • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

      71hrs old, check the repugnicant record for invoking cloture on 380+ of his bills just to block his efforts to pass anything. Like the jowls from Kentucky said in a meeting the night Obama was sworn in, “let’s do everything in our power to block everything he puts forth to make certain he is a one term president. Fools judge the present; the future judges the man. I would hold your opinion if I were you. At 71 hrs of age, you will see at least a dozen more presidents including Hillary Clinton in 2016. I wouldn’t be so rough on Nixon for even I, a liberal democrat wouldn’t put him at the bottom of any rating. You haven’t answered my question about liberal and conservative yet and you have had plenty of time to look it up. I doubt if you know what cloture is. Explain it. Of course if you make an effort and you are wrong your stupidity will be on display for all to see on the blog. Now, lets get back to the subject of this blog:

      There are several things worth talking INTELLIGENTLY about but the intelligently part rules out a lot of Jonesboro citizens. (1) Is anything being done about the lost docket or that just something that no one cares about (I figure that most people have solved that one in their own minds – DA or ADA)) (2) a violent rape that may have involved illegal substances happening in the home of a councilman hasn’t raised too much of a stink. Those at the party need to know that if they heard a scream or knew what was happening in the room, then they bear some of the guilt and can be (in most civilized places) prosecuted. (3) the infamous LeStevic Cottonham arresedt on three charges and the rape occurring in his home. I probably read it somewhere but I forgot what illegal substance he was in possession of at the time of his arrest .
      Was it just MJ or was it, say, the same stuff found in the rape victim that may have been drugged according to the sheriff? So, as I see it there is plenty to discuss and insist that your legally elected officials investigate post haste and solve them instead of waiting for an episode of CSI to come on and give them some clues as what to do. WALTER, WALTER, WALTER!!!! Why don’t you use some of your reporters investigative skills to help put this to rest or are you too afraid to report on “the elite” of Jonesboro?

      At one time I thought you to be intelligent, but I was wrong, proving that even the intelligent of the world can misjudge people. Good evening, 71hrs old. Don’t need to upset you before bedtime.

  24. Donald Marion Fowler Says:

    13 69 Do you know what that means, 71hurs hold? Well, that’s what you are: just a 13 69

    • Anonymous Says:

      You’re wasting your time DMF ! Trying to convince people with common sense that your President Obama and his regime is doing a good job. Putin has shown us all what we have as a leader, and it is embarrassing ! But I’m sure that is no concern to you and your socialist/communist ideology !

      • Oldman Says:

        Sounds like the truth to me,amen

      • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

        Ah! A Putin lover. Lets play a little game to see just how much you know about Putin. I won’t ask any question for you might be one of those idiots that has trouble with test so here goes. Putin was once head of he KGB, an organization that dispensed justice with the rifle. I read once that only Stalin had killed more Russians than Putin. Good man, that Putin. I ask you the same question that I asked good ole 71hrs old: define cloture. Tell me what is the difference between liberal and conservative. Why did the repugnicant leadership say on the day that Obama took office that they wanted to do everything they could to see that Obama was a one term president? Do you think that the use of more than 380 cloture votes might have hindered our president from doing his job? On, one last question: what is the difference between socialism and communism? Bet you have to look it up.

        • Anonymous Says:

          I don’t play childish games! My question to you is, Why do you think the Republican leadership should agree with everything the Communist Regime does? Do you understand what Obama meant when he said ” change has come to America” ? Hindered our President? I really hope you get to “enjoy” some of the euphoria he has accomplished as President!

        • Anonymous Says:

          Here, I looked it up for you…..com·mu·nism noun \ˈkäm-yə-ˌni-zəm, -yü-\
          : a way of organizing a society in which the government owns the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) and there is no privately owned property………. And I guess you have also never heard of U.N. Agenda 21? Oh , let me guess…. it’s a Republican scare tactic !

          • Oldman Says:

            Some people will never wake up until too late.They listen to big government and believe every thing they hear.People wake up or you will have a dictator soon or worst.

          • Oldman Says:

            Sorry to say that I don’t watch fixed news, listen to bill o’reilly or sean hanitty, or glenn beck and certainly not the wasilly philly.

  25. Oldman Says:

    Anything new on the rape?

  26. SayAgain Says:

    That was some kind of party for a praying man to be having at his house; somethign does not square up here.

  27. Donald Marion fowler Says:

    Has the Jackson Idiot (not speaking of Oldman 71hrs old) come out yet? Was there anything in it about the simmons caper, the misguided deeds of cottonham, and the horrific actions of the man from Ruston? Just wondering?

  28. sunrisesunset Says:

    Donald: Check my blog to you on the story about Cottonham’s bond being set.

  29. sunrisesunset Says:

    oops! Did not intend to post the above twice.

  30. Anonymous Says:

    Haven’t read but a few of these 88 messages, because they are getting so ridiculous, especially those of Donald Marion Fowler. Walter does a good job with this website, but it is being destroyed by these inane and egotistical messages. Go ahead, look up these two words in the dictionary. . .

    • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

      Just what is inane about my comments? The egotistical part is just your belief. I am proud of what I have done in my 73+ years and don’t mind bringing it up to put some of these idiots (and that is all they are) in their place. This clown Oldman didn’t know what the Northwest Territory was (I guess he thought it was Washington, Oregon and the other states in the northwest of the USA as it configured today.) Just what is ridiculous about wanting to know about Simmons, Cottonham, and Roberts?

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