Monday, October 08, 2007

Nominee for Father of the Year

Hillsborough County deputies were busy yesterday.

When Reginald Cotton was pulled over for having too much windshield tinting on his car, he fled, leaving behind his two infants and a pill bottle filled with crack, deputies say.

Deputies shot Cotton, 30, with a Taser after a foot pursuit Saturday afternoon near U.S. Highway 301 and Sligh Avenue. He was arrested about 4:15 p.m.

When deputies looked into the car, they saw the children. When they searched under the driver's seat of Cotton's 1991 Chevrolet Caprice revealed a transparent pill bottle containing crack, an arrest affidavit shows.

He faces two felony counts of child neglect, a felony count of possessing cocaine with intent to sell and a felony count of driving with a revoked license.

Cotton, of 5711 N. 47th St., remains in Orient Road Jail, with bail set at $25,000.
There is no indication in a report what happened to the children.

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