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Jacksonville woman receives suspended sentence

The wife of a Jacksonville man convicted in the attempted murder of a police officer has received a suspended sentence on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mistreatment stemming from the same incident.

Jennifer Lee Fogleman, 34, had been charged with two counts of second-degree criminal mistreatment and four counts of recklessly endangering another person.

She pleaded guilty Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court to one misdemeanor count of criminal mistreatment, and Judge Ray White sentenced her to 18 months of unsupervised probation.

The other five charges were dropped.

White ordered the mother of four to pay a $567 fine, obey all laws, complete "Women Against Violence" classes ordered by the Department of Human Services and forfeit three of her guns.

On a snowy night in February 2007, Fogleman's husband, Anthony Robert Fogleman, led Jacksonville police Sgt. Dan Moore on a 10-mile car chase through the Applegate Valley that ended in a shootout near the Foglemans' Cantrall Road home.

No one was injured in the exchange.

After the gunfire, Fogleman returned to his car, drove to his home and barricaded himself inside with his wife and the children. Moore retreated down the driveway and waited for back-up.

Jennifer Fogleman approached police and successfully persuaded her husband to surrender. She was arrested the following morning after police searched the couple's house. The four children (ranging in age from 2 to 16 at the time) were taken into state custody and later released to their mother.

Anthony Fogleman was sentenced December 19, 2007, by Circuit Judge Bill Purdy to ten years for the Measure 11 crime. Fogleman also received five years for the unlawful use of a weapon, one year for eluding a police officer and one year for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Purdy ordered the additional prison sentences to be served concurrently.

Mistreatment charges similar to those filed against Jennifer Fogleman were also filed against her husband, but they were dropped during his trial for lack of evidence.

Reach reporter Sanne Specht at 776-4497 or e-mail sspecht@mailtribune.com.