In September, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were approached by Louisiana agencies in connection with burglaries involving jewelry from their parishes. The sheriff’s office assisted investigators from Louisiana and Texas in recovering stolen jewelry found in Columbia County. Louisiana Investigators worked in finding a suspect by the name of Terry Bonner of Taylor, Arkansas. It was determined that stolen jewelry was being sold at a location in Magnolia.
During this investigation, Lafayette County Dive Team found stolen jewelry at a landing at Lake Columbia.
On February 4, 2016, Robert Allen Cobb of Blackwood Gold and Silver Exchange was arrested for his involvement in this case. Cobb is being charged with Theft by Receiving over $5,000 with a $25,000 bond set. Cobb was first appeared on this date and also waived extradition to Louisiana, where he has a warrant for Conspiracy to Commit Burglary which has a bond set at $20,000.