Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on August 23rd, 2016 Stone County Investigators received a report from the Crimes Against Children Division, in regard to a sexual abuse allegation against a thirteen - year - old Stone County female.

During the investigation, it was determined that the suspect was known as DALTON JAMES COTHRAN (18) of Pleasant Grove, Arkansas. During the investigation, Cothran admitted Stone County Investigators to having sexual intercourse with the thirteen (13) year old girl on more than one occasion. As determined through the investigation, the incidents occurred during the months of July 2016 and August 2016.  

On October 14, 2016, Cothran was taken into custody by Stone County Investigators for two (2) counts of RAPE, both Class Y Felonies. He was transported to the Stone County Detention Center to be held on a $10,000.00 bond. Cothran's next scheduled court date is November 8, 2016 in Stone County Circuit Court.


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