Wife of man who shot at officer gets suspended sentence

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

Jennifer Lee Fogleman, 35, was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal mistreatment and four counts of recklessly endangering another person. She pleaded guilty today to one count of criminal mistreatment. The other five charges were dismissed by Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Ray White, who gave Fogleman a suspended sentence with 18 months unsupervised probation.

White ordered the mother of four to pay a $567 fine. She has to complete "Women against Violence" classes required by the Department of Human Services and forfeit three of her guns.

The charges stem from a February 2007 incident in which Fogleman's husband, Anthony Robert Fogleman, led a Jacksonville police officer on a chase that culminated in a shootout near the Foglemans' Ruch-area home.

Fogleman barricaded himself in his house with his wife and children inside. Jennifer Fogleman approached police and eventually talked her husband into surrendering. She was arrested the following morning after police searched the home. The couple's four children were taken into state custody and later returned to Jennifer Fogleman.

Similar child welfare charges filed against Anthony Fogleman were dismissed during his attempted murder trial. He is serving a mandatory 10-year prison sentence after being found guilty of the Measure 11 crime in December 2007.

— Sanne Specht

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