A former Oklahoma corner back just can’t stay out of trouble. For the second time this year, Parrish Cobb has been arrested for robbery after he and another suspect broke into a Norman, OK apartment and pointed a “semi-automatic handgun” at two residents. Apparently, one suspect wore a mask, but Cobb didn’t bother with concealing his identity. Cobb was arrested early Thursday morning.
“The victim stated that two black males entered his apartment and pointed semi-automatic handguns at him and his roommate. The two suspects then stole cash and drugs from the residence before leaving on foot. No one was injured during the incident. One of the suspects concealed his identity with a mask and gloves. The second suspect did not conceal his identity and was later identified by one of the victims as 19-year-old Parrish Cobb.”
According to police, they located a white Ford Mustang, which matched the vehicle seen used as the getaway car in the apartment’s surveillance video, around 3:30 am on Thursday. Parked next to that vehicle was a vehicle police say is registered to Cobb, and police spotted a box for a semi-automatic BB gun in plain view through a rolled down window.
Police arrested Cobb later that morning, and Cobb confessed to investigators that he was involved.
“While being interviewed by investigators, Cobb admitted to driving the white Ford Mustang to the residence in the 2900 block of Oak Tree Avenue with an unknown accomplice with the intent to rob the occupants of their drugs. Cobb stated that they did not locate any drugs but did take cash from the two occupants before leaving the apartment. Cobb admitted that he then went back to the apartment on Imhoff Road where he placed the BB gun in his Chrysler four-door vehicle.”
Cobb was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on three felony counts: robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and conspiracy to commit a felony.
That brings Cobb’s felony count total up for six for the year. If you will remember, Cobb was already facing three felony counts of first-degree aggravated robbery after he was implicated as the driver of a Dodge Challenger used in three different robberies.
Cobb came to Oklahoma after originally being committed to play at Baylor. However, after coach Art Briles ouster, Cobb was released from his Letter of Intent and he became a Sooner instead. Cobb played in four games of the 2016 season as a freshman, and started in two.
This latest arrest comes at a time where coach Bob Stoops’ ability to discipline his team has come under fire. Many will point to this as yet another Oklahoma player arrested, but make no mistake, Stoops didn’t hesitate to take action. Immediately after his January arrest, Cobb was suspended from the team and an Oklahoma spokesperson has confirmed that Cobb is no longer enrolled at the university.