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Siler City man charged after search, school lockdown

Posted August 28, 2010 12:22 p.m. EDT

— 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.