CPD Chief Cotton cleared on accusations
incident on the evening of Aug. 8 between him and 31-year-old Kevin James Wyatt. Wyatt is currently on probation from an incident in 2003 when he was convicted of burglary and unlawful eavesdropping after reportedly installing video equipment in the home of Cotton’s current girlfriend.
On the night of Aug. 8, Cotton reportedly detained Wyatt outside of Covington’s city limits (his jurisdiction) and, according to Wyatt’s family, placed him in handcuffs and choked him. They say Wyatt was then taken to the CPD and questioned before being charged with aggravated stalking and transferred to the Newton County Detention Center.
In a letter from Wyatt’s wife, she claims he left his parent’s home on Elk’s Club Road and went down Dixie Road on the way to Jackson Lake, passing in front of the home of Cotton’s girlfriend, then changed his mind about heading to the lake and decided to head home, driving past the woman’s home a