Some troubling news has come to light this evening, as it has been revealed that there has been an arrest warrant issued for Oklahoma cornerback Parrish Cobb. According to a report from The Waco Tribune, Cobb is a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 10.
Cobb, 19, was named in the warrant identifying him as a suspect in a Jan. 10 Bellmead armed robbery, confirmed Cobb’s attorney, John Lewis. Lewis said Cobb has made arrangements with authorities to turn himself in to the McLennan County Jail sometime Wednesday on the robbery charge.
“We are aware that an arrest warrant has been issued and are making arrangements for Mr. Cobb to turn himself in,” Lewis told the Tribune-Herald. “We look forward to addressing these allegations at the appropriate time.”
At 11:23 p.m. on Jan. 10, Bellmead police were called to the 100 block of East Loop 340 after a 27-year-old Longview man stopped at a convenience store and was robbed at gunpoint, Sgt. Kory Martin said. The Longview man, who had other occupants in the vehicle with him at the time, was approached by the passenger of a dark-colored vehicle, who brandished a gun and robbed the man.
The suspect got back into the dark-colored vehicle and left the area, Martin said. No injuries were reported.
Last week, a courthouse source with direct knowledge of the investigation said officers executed a search warrant on a Dodge Challenger registered to a member of Cobb’s family. The car also had a University of Oklahoma parking pass on a window when it was searched.
“We believe Cobb participated in the armed robbery,” Martin said.
The Waco native appeared in four games for the Sooners as a true freshman in 2016, recording seven tackles in the process. He started against UL Monroe and Ohio State before sustaining an injury against the Buckeyes.
The University of Oklahoma has released the following statement on the matter:
“We are aware of the matter, and Mr. Cobb is suspended indefinitely from all athletics participation. The University will review the matter further consistent with its student conduct process.”
Cobb is obviously innocent until proven guilty, but this doesn’t look good. We’ll all just have to let the legal process play out and see what happens. With Cobb set to turn himself in and speak with authorities on Wednesday, I suspect we’ll be hearing more details in the coming days.