Police: Fayetteville man assaulted officer, fled the scene
Posted January 23, 2012
Fayetteville, N.C. — A 23-year-old Fayetteville man is facing charges after police say he assaulted an officer who was investigating a convenience store robbery and then ran from the scene Sunday.
Charles J. Fogle was arrested a short time later. He was charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
Early Sunday morning, a man matching Fogle's description stole a carton of cigarettes from the Kangaroo gas station at 1902 Owen Drive, police said. A responding officer approached Fogle near the Bordeaux Shopping Center to question him about the robbery.
Fogle got aggressive with the officer and then ran behind a nearby building, police said. He refused to listen to the officer's commands and a struggle ensued, prompting the officer to use a Taser stun gun on Fogle.
Police said Fogle was seemingly unaffected by the Taser and fled the scene before he could be taken into custody.
Officers canvassed the neighborhood and eventually found Fogle, who was taken to the Cumberland County jail. After his arrest, police said, Fogle became unresponsive and had to be treated at Cape Fear Valley Hospital.