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Waco: Ex-Oklahoma football player sentenced for local robbery

Ayorinde Gibson (left) and Parrish Cobb. (Jail photos)
Ayorinde Gibson (left) and Parrish Cobb. (Jail photos)(KWTX)
Published: Jun. 5, 2018 at 3:30 PM CDT
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Parrish Lee Cobb, 20, a former La Vega High School standout who passed on Baylor and ended up at Oklahoma, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to a single count of aggravated robbery in Waco.

Prosecutors dropped two other aggravated robbery charges in exchange for the guilty plea.

Cobb, 20, and his alleged accomplice, Ayorinde Gibson, 21, of Bellmead, were indicted by a Waco grand jury in June 2017 in connection with the Jan. 7, 2017 robbery of a student at Baylor University.

Gibson agreed to the same plea bargain, pleaded guilty in May to one count of aggravated robbery, and was also sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The robbery to which they pleaded guilty occurred in a parking lot adjacent to the McLane Student Life Center on the Baylor campus.

The victim told police he was backing out of a parking space when what he described as a black sports car with tinted windows pulled up behind him and stopped.

A man got out of the passenger side of the car, walked up to the victim’s car, pulled the driver’s side door open, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

Gibson and Cobb were originally charged in connection with two other holdups, as well.

One occurred at around 9:50 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2017, in the 1700 block of South 5th Street near Seventh and James Baptist Church.

The victim was walking near the church when a black sports car with tinted windows pulled up next to him.

He told officers a man got out of the passenger side of the vehicle, walked up to him, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

At around 11:15 p.m. on the same night, a 27-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint at a convenience store in the 100 block of East Loop 340 in Bellmead.

The victim told officers that a Dodge Challenger pulled up next to him, a man got out of the passenger side of the car, pulled a pistol and demanded his wallet.

An arrest affidavit identified Cobb as the driver of the car at the time of the three robberies and Gibson as the actual robber.