Lanett Club shooter indicted

Published 7:26 pm Monday, September 10, 2018

LANETT — One of the individuals arrested in the wake of the October 2017 shooting at Lanett’s Club Addiction was arrested as a result of several grand jury indictments Monday morning.

Dequavous Demand Cobb, 27, of Auburn was arrested Monday, Sept. 10 on grand jury indictments for three counts of capital murder/burglary, seven counts of assault and one count murder.

The Chambers County grand jury indictment came after Cobb was arrested on November 7 for one count of murder and seven counts of first degree assault for opening fire in the Chambers County nightclub last year, according to Lanett Police Sergeant Phillip Hancock.

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“He has been in jail since [October] and was able to bond out a month or so back, because his charges were not capital at the time,” Hancock said. “During the time he bonded out, that grand jury indicted him on some of the same charges that he already had with the added three capital charges.”

Hancock said that the initial incident involving multiple, unrelated shooters happened on October 22 at Club Addiction, located on 19th Street SW in Lanett.

According to Chambers County Jail records, Daron Mykel Dafney, 20, of Auburn, was arrested on the charges of capital murder and attempted murder on October 25.

Travis Terrell Fielder, 20, of Tuskegee, was arrested on the same charges on October 31.

Sgt. Hancock said that these individuals were arrested as a result of the same event as Cobb, but had no relation to him.

“The club shooting was one major incident, but there was actually two incidents at the club,” Hancock said. “[Cobb] was arrested on charges stemming from what took place inside the club, the other two individuals were arrested for incidents outside of the club.”

According to police, nine people were struck by bullets while two received fatal injuries. Cobb was charged with those murders and bonded out earlier this year.

He  has now been arrested again, due to the grand jury indictments.

“The indictment was issued on him on (September) 6th, and he was arrested by Auburn (police) during their searching of a suspect dealing with one of their own cases,” Hancock said. “He was found with the other person, at which time they ran his information. The indictments showed up as warrants and he was arrested.”

Cobb is now in the Chambers County Jail awaiting a court hearing and the investigation into the incident is still underway.