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District of Nebraska

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Omaha Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on April 10, 2013, Isaiah Cobb, Jr., 28, of Omaha was sentenced to a total of four years and 10 months (58 months) in prison for illegal possession of a firearm.  Cobb was sentenced to three years and ten months (46 months) for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He received an additional one year (12 months) for violating the terms of his supervised release in an earlier case.  The prison sentences are to run consecutively to each other.  Following the completion of the prison terms, Cobb will serve an additional three years on supervised release.

In 2005, Cobb was convicted in federal court in Lincoln of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine) within 1000 feet of a school.  In January of 2007, Cobb began serving an eight-year term of supervised release after completing his prison term. 

On August 24, 2012, Cobb’s supervising U.S. Probation Officer was conducting a home visit at Cobb’s Omaha apartment.  During the visit, Cobb told his Probation Officer he had a gun in his apartment for protection due to his concerns about another resident of his apartment building.  During a search of Cobb’s apartment, a U.S. Probation officer found a loaded pistol in a closet.  Omaha Police Department records showed the gun had been reported stolen from a vehicle in June of 2007.  In addition to being a violation of the law, the presence of the firearm in Cobb’s residence was a violation of the terms of his supervised release.

The matter was investigated by the United States Probation Office for the District of Nebraska and the Omaha Police Department.

Updated January 29, 2015