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Sentence given in road incident case

Staff Report

A traffic accident during the holiday season of 2018 turned into something much worse. Now, more than two years later, the case is closed.

Terrance Cobb, 22, of Notasulga, pled guilty to five felonies. He has been given a 198-year sentence.

The incident occured on Dec. 30, 2018 on Highway 229 South just inside the police jurisdiction. Emergency personnel arrived to find an abandoned vehicle off the road. The automobile had been stolen from Macon County.

Investigators determined that Cobb had stolen that car and struck another vehicle, later fleeing the scene in the other car with the victim, a 68-year-old female. Shortly after the victim was located at the Torch 85 Truck Stop in Macon County. She was transported to Jackson Hospital with minor injuries.


"The vehicle had been stolen from Victoryland earlier in the night," Tallassee police chief Matthew Higgins stated at the time of the original incident. "We obtained warrants and were able to respond to a location where (Cobb) was staying in Macon County. He was taken into custody without incident."

Cobb was convicted of first degree rape, sodomy, first degree robbery, second degree kidnapping, and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

"I would like to commend the detectives that worked tirelessly on this case to get justice for the victim," Higgins noted in a press release on Tuesday. "The lead investigator Lt. Drinkard put together a case of overwhelming evidence that led to this plea. I would also like to thank the Elmore County D.A.'s office for working with us to get a dangerous criminal off the streets."

Higgins' 2018 Video Statement