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Jonesboro Alderman arrested for interfering with investigation

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JONESBORO, La. (KNOE 8 News) - An alderman for the town of Jonesboro has been arrested for interfering with an investigation.

Alderman-at-Large LaStevic Cottonham turned himself in to Jackson Parish Sheriff Deputies after being notified of a warrant for his arrest. Sheriff Andy Brown says earlier this week deputies were called to the scene of a disturbance, where two people were in a fight. According to police, as deputies were attempting to arrested the men, Cottonham pulled one of those involved away from the crowd and police.

Sheriff Brown says Cottonham was told to wait by deputies, but he continued to leave the scene. This is considered interference. Cottonham turned himself in Thursday, and posted $10,000 bond.

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