Death of a Dependent Arrest

epd police car
epd police car

 Yesterday around 11:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to Deaconess Hospital for an unresponsive 18-month-old that was brought in by his mother. Hospital staff attempted life saving measures on the toddler and were unsuccessful. Detectives arrived on scene and began an investigation into the death. The toddler’s mother stated that she arranged for Tavion D. Cobb (21) to watch the toddler on Monday, which he commonly does. Tuesday morning, Cobb informed her of an incident that happened causing injury to her son. Shortly after their conversation her son was returned back to her, unresponsive. She then drove him to the emergency room. 

Throughout the overnight investigation, it was apparent that the toddler had suffered severe physical injuries while in the guardianship of Cobb causing his death. An autopsy is scheduled through the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office. 

This afternoon Cobb was arrested and booked under the following charges: 

1) Murder 

2) Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death 

3) Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death (Medical) 

4) Failure to Appear Warrant