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Area man charged following dispute

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Andrew Cotton
A Brazil man recently appeared in court to be formally charged for his alleged involvement in a domestic dispute March 3.

According to court documents, the Clay County Sheriff's Department responded to a violent incident at an undisclosed residence.

During an investigation, officials allege Andrew Scott Cotton, 29, Brazil, attacked in a rude insolent or angry manner, repeatedly struck, scratched, and choked an unidentified victim into unconsciousness.

Officials also allege he used a knife during the attack and forcibly resisted and interfered with officers at the scene.

Cotton, who is a convicted sex/violent offender, allegedly intentionally failed to register at the CCSD.

Taken into custody, Cotton was booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a $25,000 cash bond, with no 10 percent allowed.

Cotton was formally charged March 8 with class B felony criminal confinement, class C battery resulting in serious bodily injury, class D strangulation, class D failure to register as a sex or violent offender, and class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.

A not guilty plea was ordered on his behalf and Geoffrey Creason was appointed as defense counsel in the matter.

Jail officials recently confirmed Cotton remained incarcerated at the facility while awaiting further court proceedings per the court calendar.

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This mutt should go back to prison and not get out.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 6:07 AM

He does look rather rude & insolent. Great mugshot! They seem to have greatly improved the lighting.

-- Posted by gratefoole on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 10:48 AM

Looks like he is on drugs.

-- Posted by bowling on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 11:03 AM

Someone please explain the "not guilty plea was ordered on his behalf" statement? Seems this case is cut and dry .. which further proves that violent criminals cannot always be rehabilitated. Especially those guilty of sex crimes.

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 11:12 AM

this male needs to be behind bars for a long time

-- Posted by 4 ft. nuttin on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 8:00 PM

...but he is really a great guy he's just misunderstood, and his baby needs him at home...

-- Posted by no1special on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 8:37 PM

well i think they should lock him up for a long time

-- Posted by 4 ft. nuttin on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 9:36 PM

This "man" should never see the light of day again. He's a convicted child molester (see link below) who apparently came to our area and didn't register as the law requires. It is a shame that he was only sent to prison for three years for molesting a child, ridiculous. Now he nearly kills somebody. People like this have no socially redeeming qualities and shouldn't be allowed to be around humans. We can only hope that he didn't molest any of our children while he was illegally here.


-- Posted by snow on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 10:50 PM

ChoMO!!!! You'll get yours in the end....no pun intended.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Tue, Mar 15, 2011, at 8:51 AM

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