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Facebook post lands Astoria man in jail

Jacob Cox-Brown charged with two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver

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  • CascadianFlagger posted at 6:11 am on Fri, Feb 14, 2014.

    CascadianFlagger Posts: 1

    Man, Jail Sucks...Id not wish it on most anyone, BUT! Im totally of the mind that Such Shocking Stupidity SHOULD be painful and persistent... Who's gonna tell the parents what a GREAT JOB they did raising this kid??? Sadly, where hes going, he wont learn to be anything but a lifetime Offender...Another Idiot gone, but at what price to us?? Minors that F-Up like this should be SHOWN better..The PARENTS should go to jail for such a shocking failure to Elucidate RIGHT and WRONG

  • JPiglet posted at 2:11 pm on Mon, Jan 7, 2013.

    JPiglet Posts: 1

    You aren't going to arrest someone solely based on them telling you they committed a crime, particularly if that confession is the only "proof" you have. The failure to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run - property) on the other hand is provable using the vehicle fragments, other circumstantial evidence, and obviously if he came clean and said he did it.

  • Jerry Flavel posted at 2:11 am on Sun, Jan 6, 2013.

    Jerry Flavel Posts: 207

    I was thinking a facebook "confession" wouldn't be acceptable--the defense could claim someone else posted the statement using the accused account. Then his little brother could conveniently admit that he posted it because he was mad or thought it was a practical joke. . . .

  • dogfud posted at 11:25 pm on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    dogfud Posts: 2

    @nora, is your knowledge of Jacob's performance in elementary school based on any first-hand experience in an official capacity? If so have you heard about FERPA?


  • dogfud posted at 11:18 pm on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    dogfud Posts: 2

    Based on the charges (failing to perform duties of a driver .. ) he's in the clear on the drunk driving charge .. which means, he was smart enough not to admit as much to the cops. Legally facebook posts are hearsay. But if you admit to same ("aw gosh, ya it's true") then you just did the cops' work for them.

    Today's learning:


  • Just My Humble Opinion posted at 1:24 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Just My Humble Opinion Posts: 1

    This isn't his first "stupid criminal" act. This kid obviously didn't learn from his charges of felony burglary and criminal mischief. Want to know how he got caught in those acts???? He and the friends in his facebook picture broke into a duck shack, stole food and liquor, shot out a window and FELL ASLEEP IN THE DUCK SHACK!! They were awaken the next morning by the property owner and arrested!! Now this......this kid keeps getting dumber and dumber. His family needs to let him learn how to live in jail. If he doesn't take responsibility for his actions, then jail is sure to be where he will spend his adult years.

  • Norahavetse posted at 1:13 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Norahavetse Posts: 1

    He was a good kid in elementary, I dont know how he is know but judging his acts not so good any more

  • Deadeye Duck posted at 11:43 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Deadeye Duck Posts: 2

    Very few of us made those kinds of mistakes -- let alone bragged about it after it happened. Got a nephew like that -- bragged about beating a field sobriety test when he knew he was drunk on FaceBook and added "S*** it, cops!" Two weeks later, was wailing and crying about how unfair life was that he got arrested (and it stuck) for a different DUI. You got a lonnnnnnng way to go in growing up if you're bragging about not getting charged for crimes you're committing.

    Beating himself up about mistakes is not likely one of Jacob's "qualities".

  • Deadeye Duck posted at 11:39 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Deadeye Duck Posts: 2

    Don't know him, don't know his family, but too often someone blames the perpetrator of bad behavior on the friends they have -- his friends' parents are probably echoing the same sentiment about him.

  • highlandsgod posted at 5:25 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    highlandsgod Posts: 47

    As someone who is a former Astoria resident, now living in Longview, one thing I learned fast about living up here is if you see or hear about a crime, you keep your mouth shut, or it can be shut up permanently. It's a little like Vegas, what happens here....

  • ASTORIA426 posted at 4:04 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    ASTORIA426 Posts: 3

    really......? I wouldn't be surprised if you were in the vehicle with him, if that's all you have to say about this matter. He did a crime, so he needed to be turned in.

  • ASTORIA426 posted at 4:02 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    ASTORIA426 Posts: 3

    Maybe...if he hadn't made such a happy post...we could consider it a young and dumb mistake. But no...he knew what he did, and he didn't care. In fact, his post makes it very clear he is proud of his "mistake"

  • ASTORIA426 posted at 4:00 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    ASTORIA426 Posts: 3

    I'm pretty sure his post rules out being scared or gulity.... both ;) AND :P

  • posted at 3:08 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.


    His mom is the sweetest, most giving woman. He needs to get his act together and stop hurting his family with this BS. Start by finding different friends.

  • gillnetsgal posted at 1:00 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    gillnetsgal Posts: 1

    Yeah it sucks that this kid did this, but can't we all remember when we were young and made mistakes? Just hope he learned from this and doesn't let it get him down too much; I'm sure he's beating himself up more than the papers and public are.

  • highlandsgod posted at 12:25 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    highlandsgod Posts: 47

    Some "friend" he turned out to be. Hopefully, he will soon be "unfriended".

  • FishareGood posted at 12:01 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    FishareGood Posts: 84

    Scared kid who screwed up but had a guilty conscience. One of lifes hard lessons I'm afraid.


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