Jones county man captured after alleged stabbing & kidnapping

Seth Franklin Cobb
Seth Franklin Cobb

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County man has been arrested following an attack on a woman in the Sharon Community of Jones County on Saturday evening.

Seth Franklin Cobb, 19, is incarcerated in the Jones County Adult Detention Facility facing one count of kidnapping, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon likely to produce death or serious bodily harm and two counts of sexual battery.

Deputies with the Jones County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to the residence where the attack occurred at 10:40 p.m. Saturday and arrived and discovered the victim lying in the floor of the residence having been repeatedly stabbed in the back and once in the chest.  The victim was transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment of serious, life-threatening injuries sustained in the attack.

Seth Franklin Cobb had left the scene of the attack prior to the arrival of JCSD Deputy Brandon Evans and Sgt. John Windsor and was reported by a witness to be driving a white Chevrolet pickup.  Units with the Laurel Police Department affected a traffic stop on the suspect's vehicle on Hwy. 84 West near the Sportsplex a short time later and took Mr. Cobb into custody without incident.  He was then transferred to the custody of JCSD Deputy Keith Leroy and transported to the Jones County Adult Detention Facility.  In line with department policy, the name of the victim is being withheld due to the nature of the attack.

Cobb will have an initial appearance Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Jones County Justice Court.  The adult female victim remains hospitalized at South Central Regional Medical Center where her condition remains undisclosed at this time.

Sheriff Alex Hodge says, "JCSD Investigator Jamie Tedford is the lead investigator and is working closely with Major Don Scott and Lt. Don Sumrall on this case which is particularly disturbing due to the viciousness of the attack and apparent disregard for human life exhibited by Mr. Cobb."  He adds, "Quick actions taken by our responding deputies and officers with the Laurel Police Department led to the capture of Mr. Cobb and I commend these dedicated law enforcement officers for a job well done."