Arraignment of Town of Jonesboro Councilman-at-Large LaStevic Cottonham was continued (delayed) yesterday in Second Judicial (Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson Parishes) District Court in Jonesboro, the Jackson Parish Clerk of Court’s Office said. The hearing was “upset and refixed” until Tuesday, July 8, 9:30 AM.
Cottonham was arrested in late February on charges of driving under suspension, possession of marijuana, and possession of a firearm while in possession of illegal narcotics.
The marijuana and driving charges are misdemeanors, but the firearms charge is a felony.
The arrest occurred several days after an alleged rape at Cottonham’s home in Jonesboro.