Crime

Man convicted in high-speed chase that injured couple

Jeremy Shane Fogleman
Jeremy Shane Fogleman

A Florida man indicted in two police chases in Harrison County has been found guilty of felony evasion in a crash that injured two people.

A Harrison County jury convicted Jeremy Shane Fogleman, 37, of Destin on Wednesday night, District Attorney Joel Smith said.

Circuit Judge Roger Clark ordered Fogleman back to the Harrison County jail and set sentencing for Monday.

Fogleman faces up to five years in prison.

The high-speed pursuit on Aug. 27, 2014, is one of two that led to indictments against Fogleman in Harrison County. In the other case, he is accused of causing the death of a retired Seabee in Gulfport.

The jury this week heard testimony that Fogleman drove an orange and black Dodge Charger as he ran from police for 10 to 15 minutes across East Biloxi. His car reached speeds of up to 80 mph on Division Street and U.S. 90 before the Charger struck a car at U.S. 90 and Beauvoir Road, Smith said.

Pursuit began on Oak Street

A police officer tried to stop the car about 11:30 a.m. because it had an obscured license plate. The chase began at Oak and 5th streets. Testimony showed Fogleman ran several red lights and stop signs, Smith said.

The other driver and the man’s wife had injuries that were not life-threatening. Their car was totaled.

After Fogleman’s arrest, he told police he ran because he was wanted on a similar charge in Florida, Smith said.

Prosecutors showed the jury a dash-camera video of the attempted traffic stop and the chase.

Officers tried to stop the Charger by throwing out spike strips.

The case was prosecuted by ADAs Ian Baker and Scott Lusk.

Gulfport case a death case

Fogleman faces trial in Gulfport on charges including a July 8, 2015, crash that led to the death of retired Seabee Edward Fredrickson, 65, a week later.

In that case, Fogleman was driving a bright orange Camaro that fled from an officer, ran a red light and hit a car that ran into another car, according to previous testimony. Police have said Fogleman had meth in his car.

A police official has said the officer called off the pursuit over safety concerns.

Fogleman also faces a perjury charge. That charge alleges he gave different information than what evidence showed while representing himself at his preliminary hearing in February.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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