A 27-year-old convicted felon is facing a variety of charges following a domestic violence incident Saturday night in Bradenton.
Lawrence Lofton Cobb was booked into the Manatee County Jail where he is being held without bond. He is facing one count of battery, one count of resisting arrest and one count of intent to commit domestic battery.
The suspect is also facing a weapons charge.
According to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report deputies were dispatched to 304 47th Ave. Dr. West just after 9 p.m. in response to a domestic violence call.
When they arrived Cobb was threatening to harm himself. Witnesses told the deputies that the suspect was in possession of a ‘long gun.'
Cobb was found standing near a closet in a bedroom when one of the deputies attempted to talk to him. Most of Cobb's body was concealed by a closet and the deputy could only see his left hand.
The deputy asked the suspect to show both his hands. Cobb's grandfather was also trying to talk him into surrendering but he would not comply with their requests.
At one point Cobb showed both hands but then stepped back into the closet. Another deputy came into the room and deployed a taser on the suspect.
Cobb fell out of the closet and the deputies attempted to arrest him. As the effects of the taser began to subside Cobb resisted the deputies.
Cobb was eventually handcuffed and placed in the back of a deputy's cruiser. Before he was booked into the jail he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
One of the deputies suffered minor injuries during the scuffle.
Cobb is no stranger to law enforcement in Manatee County. He's been arrested on six previous occasions on drug, battery, grand theft and driving under the influence charges.
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