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Siler City man charged after search, school lockdown

Posted August 28, 2010

— A Siler City man faces more than 20 charges after a search and school lockdown Friday afternoon that authorities say was sparked by reports of an assault by an armed man.

Chatham County Sheriff's Office officials said the incident with a report that Johnnie Clifton Fogleman III, 26, had assaulted a family member and was seen driving a red three-wheeler and carrying a gun.

Silk Hope Elementary School in Siler City was locked down as a precaution during the search, which involved deputies, the state Highway Patrol and state Wildlife Resource officers. Fogleman was arrested around 3:30 p.m. No one was injured.

Fogleman, of 624 Bowers Store Road, was given a $75,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Sept. 13.

On Saturday, the sheriff's office announced that they had filed 22 charges against him:

  • going armed to the terror of the public
  • disorderly conduct – disrupting or interfering with students
  • fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle
  • driving while impaired
  • two counts of assault on a female
  • simple assault
  • communicating threats
  • interfering with emergency communications
  • two counts of injury to personal property
  • two counts of resisting public officers
  • reckless driving to endanger persons or property
  • failure to heed lights or siren
  • no operator's license
  • driving with a revoked license
  • driving a motor vehicle with no registration
  • operating an ATV on a street, road or highway
  • operating an ATV without helmet or eye protection
  • no insurance
  • expired/no inspection

State Department of Correction show that Fogleman has a 2006 DWI conviction, 2002 convictions for speeding to elude arrest and reckless driving and a 2003 conviction for damage to property. He was sentenced to probation after those convictions.


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  • mattgordon89 Sep 7, 2010

    i kno this dude...i was hanging out with him like a week before all this...all yall people who dont know him should rreally not judge him by his actions cause he is a really cool and nice guy just as some probelms so if you dont know him personally then dont judge him....ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE HIM...

  • whatusay Aug 31, 2010

    driving with no operators license, which has been revoked???? What does that mean???? no insurance on his ATV....who carries insurance on an ATV?

    Every seen anyone ride an ATV "not" in a reckless way? They're fun and that's what you do with them, drive recklessly.

    Do you really register an ATV with the DMV?

    They are really upset with this man...

  • pss2 Aug 30, 2010

    Good grief......looks like most of the charges are made from a irate officer...most will not stick...no insurance on a 3 wheeler??? Come On...little bit to the extreme....they will kiss and make up. Sad way to get Sampson County on the news. Since when do you have to have a drivers license to operate a 3 wheeler? Should of been driving a moped.

  • wildcat Aug 30, 2010

    With that kind of long criminal record, this man should be put away in prison for 30 years.