Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

PUBLIC SAFETY; Officers Arrest Man after Chase to Middleburg

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

PUBLIC SAFETY; Officers Arrest Man after Chase to Middleburg

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Byline: R. Michael Anderson, Clay County Line staff writer

A 27-year-old Middleburg man was arrested on multiple charges, including possession of cocaine and a gun, after Green Cove Springs police said the man refused to stop when an officer tried to pull him over for a noise violation.

A Green Cove Springs police officer and two county deputies were parked at Bannerman Learning Center about 12:18 a.m. when a yellow Ford F-150 truck drove past on Houston Street with its stereo blaring. As the officer pulled out to make a traffic stop, the truck sped away.

The officer later spotted the truck parked in front of an apartment complex. As he began walking toward the truck, the vehicle suddenly backed up, spun around and "attempted to run over me," the officer said in his report.

The officer said he jumped out of the way just in time, however, and managed to break a rear window of the truck with his flashlight as the vehicle went past him.

By that time the two deputies had joined in the pursuit and the officers chased the fleeing truck as the driver ran through stop signs on residential streets. During the chase, officers said they saw the driver throw objects from the truck.

The chase took officers down Florida 16 through Penney Farms, then north on County Road 218 to Florida 21 in Middleburg, where the truck turned south and pulled into a driveway on Forman Circle in a neighborhood known as Hill Top.

Seconds later, officers arrived and took the man into custody. When they went back to where they had seen him toss things out the window, they found a Taurus 9 mm handgun and drug paraphernalia.

David Wayne Foglesong, who gave police an address on Mary Beth Drive in Middleburg, was booked into the county jail on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated fleeing/eluding, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

OTHER INCIDENTS REPORTED THIS WEEK INCLUDE:

--Aggravated battery on Washington Avenue about 2 p.m. Monday. A Ridgeview High School student was walking home from school when a car pulled up behind him and two young men, both of whom the victim knew from school, got out and began arguing with him. …

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