Thu. Aug 5th, 2021

DETROIT, MI – Antonio Lee Cotton, 37-years-old, of Grosse Pointe, has been charged in connection with the armed robbery and sexual assault of a 43-year-old woman and a 56-year-old woman. Both women were employees of a dollar store. 

On November 30th, 2020, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to a dollar store in the 20430 block of Van Dyke in Detroit in response to a 911 call. Upon arrival, officers were directed to the victims. It is alleged that Antonio Cotton entered the store to as a customer, pulled out a handgun, robbed and sexually assaulted the victims, and fled from the scene. 

Antonio Cotton has been charged with two counts of Torture, two counts of Kidnapping, two counts of Armed Robbery, 11 counts of First-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, six counts of Felonious Assault, one count of Felon in Possession, and 24 counts of Felony Firearm.

He is expected to be arraigned on July 6, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in 36th District Court.

Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Antonio Cotton has an extensive criminal record. He is also listed as an Absconder from Parole. He has previous convictions for the following:

  • Police Officer – Assault/Resist/Obstruct
  • Stolen Property – R/C $1000 or More But Less Than $20,000
  • Police Officer – Fleeing – Third Degree – Vehicle Code
  • Possession Of Burglars Tool
  • Breaking & Entering a Building With Intent
  • Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile
  • Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing – Motor Vehicle
  • Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing – Motor Vehicle
  • Police Officer – Assault/Resist/Obstruct
  • Police Officer – Fleeing – Second Degree – Vehicle Code
  • Assault with Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)
  • Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing – Motor Vehicle
  • Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing – Motor Vehicle
  • Police Officer – Fleeing – Third Degree – Vehicle Code

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