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Victim Charged in UNCG Shooting Involving Sidney Lowe's Son

Posted April 3, 2007

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— A shooting victim who attends the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was charged Tuesday in connection with the incident, which also involved N.C. State basketball coach Sidney Lowe's son.

Stephen Cobb, 19, a freshman from Raleigh, was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, among other charges.

Cobb was injured March 24 during a campus shooting. He suffered wounds that were described as not life-threatening.

He was released into his father's custody on a written promise to appear in court.

Last week, Lowe's son, Sidney Lowe II, 21, was arrested on 22 charges stemming from the shooting and from another robbery in Greensboro. Charges filed by city police included robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and assault. Campus police chgarged him with possession of a weapon. Lowe was not charged with shooting the victim.

Lowe, who lives in Greensboro, was enrolled last year at nearby North Carolina A&T University, but is no longer a student there.

Brian Patrick Martin, 19, of Greensboro, was also arrested after the shooting on charges of attempted murder and attempted robbery charges.

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  • louey2 Apr 5, 2007

    IT DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH RACE. IT WAS KIDS DOING SOMETHING WRONG AND EVENTUALLY SOMEONE GOT HURT. IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE YOU WILL EVENTUALLY GET BURNT. THEY JUST NEED TO ACCEPT THEIR PUNISHMENT AND TRY TO GET HELP.

  • Get a clue Apr 4, 2007

    Oh well, that's what happens when you dabble in the drug trade.

  • Concerned Apr 4, 2007

    If it were not for the fact that this is Coach Sid Lowe's son, this would not even be NEWSWORTHY! Moving on ....

  • Jackaroo Apr 4, 2007

    for the person who tried to correct me about the "secured bond" issue a few days ago. Could SR have put up his $800,000 house as bond, if he did not have $450,000 equity in it.
    Also, if he could, why would SR have done it rather than pay $67,500 (non-refundable) to the 14 bail bondsmen. Is SR concerned that JR is a flight risk, and he may lose his house? Hmmm

  • Jackaroo Apr 4, 2007

    I should have used the word "insisted" rather than "required" (Jr is an "adult"). Their leverage would be to tell him he will get a court appointed attorney the next time he got in trouble. And they would not post bond immediately, so he did not have to spend even one night in jail.

  • Jackaroo Apr 4, 2007

    Sid Jr is a drug dealing punk. One that is unemployed (legally), and a college drop out to boot. Can we say Washburn? A fancy lawyer may get him off the hook, but there is way too much smoke not to be a fire. Get real.
    Sid SR is a fine man and a very good coach. However, the career he chose limited his influence as a parent. ditto...get real. Jr had drug charges years ago...I would like to know if his parents required him to attend a a 30 day lock down sustance abuse center, as I did (alcohol).

  • Corvette Sales Apr 4, 2007

    Thats one goofy looking white boy. LOL Just in cause some one needed to know. Im white.

  • farrell nightrider Apr 4, 2007

    Bugg gurl: how do one person moving on going make life better for your race? What about these teachers, police officers, Boy Scout leaders, preacher preying on the children. I guess we are the blame for that too?

    Okay intelligence WP, I was comparing the 2 stories, 293 posting for Lowe 18 Cobb. Sounds like you love Mr. Lowe.

  • Its Just What I Do Apr 4, 2007

    notyouraveragejoe- it doesn't seem as if farrell CAN read.
    mslisa- that's exactly right!

  • Its Just What I Do Apr 4, 2007

    imagine that- the very first post on here is some ignorant comment about race!!! that's surprising. farrell, you probably would never have to worry about being coach at anywhere, with the intelligence that you display.
    if you think this is such a racism city and state, then by all means, feel FREE to move on. one less of people like you may do us all better.

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