Jealous Umatilla man jailed after nasty domestic spat

David Robert Cobb

An Umatilla man is in the Marion County Jail after being accused of violently trying to pull a woman out of a vehicle and pushing her head into the window while trying to grab her cell phone.

David Robert Cobb, 43, was charged with domestic battery after the incident, which happened Wednesday morning at the home he shares with the victim on SE 207th Court.

The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy she and Cobb had been arguing about money when she left the residence and got behind the wheel of her vehicle to take Cobb to work. She said Cobb informed her he wasn’t going to work and was going to follow her around all day to see if she “cheats,” according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said Cobb became irate because she wouldn’t exit the vehicle and he aggressively opened the passenger-side door and grabbed her right arm. She said she dropped her cell phone between the driver’s side door and the driver’s side seat, and Cobb pushed her head into the window and held it there while trying to get the phone to see who she had called, the report said.

The victim said Cobb then aggressively grabbed her left arm and continued to try to grab the cell phone. She said she managed to get out of the vehicle and call 911. The deputy observed multiple bruises on the victim’s left and right bicep regions that were consistent with her account of the incident, according to the report.

Cobb told the deputy he exited the resident and told the victim he wasn’t going to work because of her drug problem. He said he did enter the vehicle through the passenger-side door, but only to retrieve the keys out of the ignition. He denied touching or striking the victim.

Cobb is being held on $500 bond and will answer to the domestic battery charge in Marion County Court on July 10.