FBI captures man wanted for assault on officer

Published 11:58 am Wednesday, June 30, 2021

FBI special agents have located and arrested a man wanted for assault on a federal law enforcement officer.
Demario Lamar Cotton was taken into custody without incident by FBI Special Agents Wednesday morning in Jackson.
Details will be released at a later date, according to FBI Public Affairs Officer Brett Carr.

The FBI’s Jackson Field Office has been investigating an assault on a federal law enforcement officer, which occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Jackson.

A reward of up to $50,000 was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Cotton.

Cotton, 38, of Jackson, was charged in a two-count criminal complaint filed Monday in United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, and a federal arrest warrant was issued by a United States Magistrate Judge.

Cotton is charged with one count of assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal law enforcement officer, who was engaged in the performance of official duties, by use of a deadly weapon and one count of using, carrying, discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, that is assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers.

All charges are merely an accusation, and all individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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