Possibly Armed Fugitive On The Run In Escambia County, AL

June 12, 2019

UPDATE: John Cobb has been captured. For details, click here.

Authorities in Alabama have been searching since Friday for a possibly armed fugitive.

“We are asking citizens to lock their vehicles and homes,” is the message from the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office for residents around the Damascus community in eastern Escambia County.

Deputies said John Cobb was at a home in the Damascus area Friday night but was gone by the time they arrived. The search continued in the area until 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Sunday night, K-9s tracked Cobb until rain washed out the scent trail.

Tuesday, deputies responded to a burglary and found that someone had showered and slept in a camp house, and they found a shotgun had been stolen from another camp house. A truck Cobb allegedly stole was recovered in Conecuh County.

And Tuesday night deputies from Escambia and Conecuh counties responded to a burglary in Brooklyn where a pistol and rifle were stolen.

Anyone that may have seen Cobb is asked to call the Escambia (AL) Sheriff’s Office¬† (251) 809-0304 or their local law enforcement agency.


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