Kershaw County Sheriff Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an alleged motorcycle gang member following a high speed chase involving Sheriff Jim Matthews on I-20 around 8:30 p.m. Monday. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested Jody David Fogle, 44, whose last known address was on Convent Church Road in Leesville.
Matthews had just completed a traffic stop on the interstate when he saw Fogle’s motorcycle approach from behind and then pass the sheriff’s unmarked patrol car at a “very high rate of speed.” Matthews determined Fogle was traveling at 101 mph and attempted to make a traffic stop by activating blue lights and sirens. Fogle did not stop, but increased his speed to about 104 mph, continuing eastbound on until exiting at the rest area between U.S. 601 and U.S. 521.
Deputies ultimately took Fogle into custody as he came out of the restrooms at the rest area. He reportedly had in his possession and on his person several knives and a set of brass knuckles. He was wearing “Warlocks” colors when arrested. As of Tuesday, KCSO investigators were attempting to determine if Fogle is a validated “Warlocks” outlaw motorcycle gang member.
According to the press release, Fogle has an extensive criminal history and has been arrested in the past for multiple offenses of DUI, simple assault and battery, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, marijuana possession, driving under suspension and failure to stop for a blue light; as well as individual offenses of disorderly conduct, violation of probation, accessory after the fact of a felony, contempt of circuit court, contempt of family court, possession of cocaine/meth, reckless driving, possession of a firearm by convicted violent felon, and speeding more than 25 mph over limit.
Fogle now faces charges of speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit, habitual offender, DUS (third offense) and failure to stop for a blue light (third offense).
According to online court records, a judge set a total cash/surety bond Tuesday of $20,045, which was posted Tuesday afternoon.