FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sep­tem­ber 16, 2015

Jury Con­victs Anna Man of Aggra­vat­ed Stalk­ing

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Chance S. Cot­tone (DOB 05/13/1969) of Anna, Illi­nois was found guilty by a Union Coun­ty Jury on two (2) counts of Aggra­vat­ed Stalk­ing, both Class 3 Felonies, fol­low­ing a three day jury tri­al.  Cot­tone engaged in numer­ous acts of harass­ment in April 2015 direct­ed at his ex-girl­friend includ­ing repeat­ed­ly dri­ving by her place of employ­ment and her res­i­dence and con­tact­ing her through Face­book, all in vio­la­tion of an active order of pro­tec­tion.  Cot­tone was arrest­ed in May 2015 as part of an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Anna Police Depart­ment.

Cot­tone remains in cus­tody at the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail.  A sen­tenc­ing hear­ing has been set for Novem­ber 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Charles Cavaness at the Union Coun­ty Cour­t­house in Jones­boro.  Cot­tone faces up to ten (10) years in prison and a four (4) year peri­od of Manda­to­ry Super­vised Release (for­mer­ly known as Parole).  The case was pros­e­cut­ed by Assis­tant State’s Attor­ney Heather Heaslett.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing pho­tographs.