FBI captures man wanted for assault on officer
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.