A man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested in Kershaw County Monday evening after a high-speed chase on I-20, according to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department.
Jody David Fogle, 44, of Leesville is charged with speeding (104/70), driving under suspension (3rd offense) and failure to stop for a blue light (3rd offense). He is currently being detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing, deputies say.
Deputies say Kershaw County Sheriff Matthews observed a motorcycle approaching him from the rear at a very high rate of speed on I-20 Monday evening. As the motorcyle, driven by Fogle, passed the sheriff’s unmarked patrol car, Sheriff Matthews was able to determine the motorcycle was traveling at 101 mph and attempted to make a traffic stop by activating his blue lights and siren, according to deputies.
Rather than stopping, deputies say Fogle increased his speed to about 104 mph and continued eastbound on I-20 before exiting at the rest area on I-20, between US-601 and US-521, where he was later taken into custody coming out of the rest rooms. Deputies say he had several knives and a set of brass knuckles on him.
Investigators say Fogle has an extensive criminal history with multiple charges, including DUI, simple assault and battery, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, disorderly conduct, violation of probation, accessory after the fact of a felony, marijuana possession, driving under suspension, contempt of circuit court, contempt of family court, possession of cocaine/meth, reckless driving, failure to stop for a blue light, possession of a firearm by convicted violent felon and speeding more than 25mph over limit.