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Police: Fayetteville man assaulted officer, fled the scene

Posted January 23, 2012

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— 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.

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  • thepeopleschamp Jan 24, 2012

    "Other story? "Individual says Fayetteville Police attacked him, he defended himself and retreated from the scene" I'm not saying he's innocent...just innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. NOT guilty by media decree." citizensoldier16

    Police attacked him and he defended himself? What? What are things like on your planet? "Innocent until proven guilty" does not mean he couldn't have done what he is charged with, it is simply is a burden of proof standard required in court.

  • kermit60 Jan 24, 2012

    He say he was assaulted by the officer. Is it on video? Any audio recorded? Was he the guy who stole the cigarettes? Did the officer just stop him to ask questions or did he attemt to arrest him for something he may not have done. How close did he fit the description? There are a lot of unanswered questions here.

  • citizensoldier16 Jan 23, 2012

    Other story? "Individual says Fayetteville Police attacked him, he defended himself and retreated from the scene" I'm not saying he's innocent...just innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. NOT guilty by media decree.

  • brmyspots Jan 23, 2012

    Wonder what would have been said if he had been assaulted during a traffic stop after asking for consent to search the guys car?? justdontgetit

    Yeah. Justdontgetit is about right. You justdontgetit. That has absolutely nothing to do with this article.

  • justdontgetit Jan 23, 2012

    This is another reason why city council members of Fayetteville should leave the Police work to the ones that are trained to do it. This officer was assaulted investigating a robbery. Wonder what would have been said if he had been assaulted during a traffic stop after asking for consent to search the guys car??