South Alabama Fugitive In Custody After A Week On The Run

June 13, 2019

A fugitive on the run for a week in South Alabama is now in custody after a four to five hour standoff with police Thursday.

John Cobb was arrested near the Covington-Conecuh county line about 6:30 p.m. Thursday by deputies from the Covington, Conecuh and Escambia County (AL) sheriff’s offices.

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.

For the next two days, Cobb continued to elude law enforcement.


One Response to “South Alabama Fugitive In Custody After A Week On The Run”

  1. Law Enforcement brother on June 14th, 2019 6:46 pm

    Thank you to all the men and women involved who assisted with the arrest! Our local/state/federal LE Officers deserve a GIANT thanks for all the hard work and extensive hours dedicated to catch people like this one, to keep our homes safe when you’re away! Again, thank you LE! When it comes to homeland security, you guys fight crime way more than the Military can ever dream about!

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