Joshua Cotton originally walked out of a supervised correctional facility on March 9, 2020 while completing a drug treatment program and failed to return. Cotton was originally charged with two aggravated robberies at a business on June 3, 2018 and received 10 years probation.
Cotton then went on to commit at least four additional robberies at the following cell phone stores:
3/26/2020 Inc. #409433-20 at the Boost Mobile located at 5517 Airline
3/28/2020 Inc. #417697-20 at the Boost Mobile located at 4122 Telephone
3/31/2020 Inc. #429250-20 at the Boost Mobile located at 4819 Irvington
9/17/2020 HCSO #20096411 at the Boost Mobile located at 802 Rankin
Joshua Cotton has eluded police since March 9 and his whereabouts are currently unknown. He is believed to be armed and is considered dangerous since in all of his robberies, he was in possession of a firearm. The booking photo from Cotton’s arrest was taken in 2018, so his appearance may have been altered some.
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org