Greenville, North Carolina – Robert Hobb Jr. is facing multiple charges after an attack on law enforcement officers on Sunday, Feb. 4, leaving three officers injured. Greenville police reported that the officers were responding to a disturbance call at a home when they encountered Hobb, who had already fled the scene.
According to police, Hobb had punched a resident of the home and then entered the apartment with his dog. The situation escalated when another person reported that Hobb was attempting to get his dog to attack a door dash delivery driver. When officers located Hobb, he allegedly grabbed an officer’s throat during his arrest, causing the officer to be unable to breathe.
The situation worsened when Hobb was able to take one of the officer’s tasers and discharge multiple rounds during the assault. Additional law enforcement officers arrived at the scene and were able to arrest Hobb Jr. He now faces charges including felony break/enter terrorize/injure, felony assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting a public officer, and other related charges.
No bond information has been released and the injured officers were transported to ECU Health Medical Center for further treatment. They are expected to recover. The Greenville community is relieved to hear that the officers are on the path to recovery and are grateful for the swift response of the other law enforcement officers in taking Hobb into custody.
Incidents involving assaults on law enforcement are always concerning, and it is essential for the community to come together to support the officers who put themselves at risk to keep the community safe. The local police department will undoubtedly be examining this incident and looking for ways to prevent similar incidents in the future. The community will be eagerly following this case as it progresses through the legal system.