Ex-Oklahoma DB Parrish Cobb arrested for armed robbery again

<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/267583/" data-ylk="slk:Parrish Cobb">Parrish Cobb</a> signed with Oklahoma after he was granted a release from Baylor. (Getty)
Parrish Cobb signed with Oklahoma after he was granted a release from Baylor. (Getty)

Former Oklahoma defensive back Parrish Cobb was arrested for armed robbery for the second time this year.

Norman Police announced on Thursday that Cobb, who was suspended indefinitely from Oklahoma — the team and the school — in January, has again been arrested, this time in connection to an alleged overnight incident. Cobb was booked Thursday morning on complaints of “robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit a felony,” police said in a release.

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Cobb, along with another suspect, is accused of entering a residence, pointing semi-automatic handguns at a man and his roommate before stealing “cash and drugs” and leaving on foot. No one was injured during the incident. Police were called at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday night. Cobb was arrested “just before 9 a.m. Thursday.”

From the Norman Police news release:

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.
Video surveillance from the apartment complex showed that a white Ford Mustang arrived in the parking lot at 11 p.m. At 11:21 p.m., two subjects exited the vehicle wearing dark-colored hoodies. Five minutes later, the same two subjects ran back to the white Ford Mustang and left the parking lot.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. today, an officer located a Ford Mustang matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 2700 block of W. Imhoff Road. Just down from this vehicle was a white Chrysler that was registered to a subject by the last name of Cobb. The rear passenger side window of the Chrysler was rolled all the way down and clearly visible inside was a box for a semi-automatic BB gun pistol. Search warrants were secured for the two vehicles.

Officers then began working to make contact with the subject who the vehicle is registered to in the apartment complex. Just before 9 a.m., officers located Parrish Cobb inside an apartment in the 2700 block of W. Imhoff Road. Cobb was arrested and transported to the Norman Investigations Center.

According to police, Cobb admitted to driving to the residence “with an unknown accomplice with the intent to rob the occupants of their drugs.” Drugs, Cobb said, were not found, but money was stolen. Cobb also admitted to putting a BB gun in his Chrysler.

Cobb’s previous arrest, for which he faces three felonies, stemmed from an alleged string of armed robberies in Waco, Texas. That arrest prompted his suspension from school. OU head coach Bob Stoops said on Thursday he was unaware Cobb was in Norman.


Cobb was a freshman for the Sooners in 2016 and played in four games, including two starts. The cornerback originally committed to Baylor, but opted to pursue other opportunities after the removal of Art Briles. He then signed with the Sooners in July.

Cobb’s arrest is the latest in a string of incidents involving Oklahoma football players. Most notably, star quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas for public drunkenness and other misdemeanor charges (he pleaded not guilty last week). On top of that, quarterback Chris Robison and walk-on defensive back were both arrested for public intoxication in separate incidents over the weekend.

For more Oklahoma news, visit SoonerScoop.com.

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