Rep. Cobb charged with assault in Election Day spat

Rep. Cobb charged with assault in Election Day spat

October 2nd, 2012 by Ben Benton in Local Regional News

Tennessee state representative Jim Cobb

State Rep. Jim Cobb, R-Spring City, was arrested today on an original Rhea County, Tenn., grand jury indictment charging him with assault in connection with an election-day incident on Aug. 2.

According to 12th Judicial District Attorney General Mike Taylor, Cobb was charged with assault on an indictment issued Monday. Cobb was booked and was being processed for release on a $3,000 bond, Rhea County Jail officials said about 30 minutes ago.

Taylor said he could not talk about facts in the investigation, but he said the charge was related to an incident at Frazier Elementary School where a voting poll was set up on Aug. 2.

The alleged victim of the assault and a Rhea County sheriff's deputy testified before the grand jury on Monday, Taylor said. The crime is a class A misdemeanor.

Cobb is scheduled to appear for a Friday hearing in Circuit Court.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.