- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A retired Seabee injured in a July 8 accident in Gulfport has died and authorities have charged a man with felony eluding resulting in death.

According to multiple media reports, the charges against Jeremy Shane Fogleman were upgraded after Charles Fredrickson, 65, of Gulfport, died this past week in a Mobile hospital. Fredrickson was buried Tuesday at the Biloxi National Cemetery.

Fogleman, 36, is being held on $1.25 million bond in the Harrison County jail. He is charged with felony eluding resulting in death, punishable by up to 40 years in prison, and felony eluding causing injury.

Online jail records do not list an attorney for Fogleman.

Fogleman’s court appearance for the charges in the Biloxi high speed chase will be Aug. 10.

Police said an officer on patrol attempted to stop Fogleman on Pass Road for traffic violations about 12:32 a.m. Once the blue lights came on, they say Fogleman sped off to the east at a high speed. At that point, the officer backed off and chose not to pursue. Police say after that Fogleman ran a red light T-boning Fredrickson’s car.

Police Sgt. Damon McDaniel said the officer decided not to chase Fogleman because the risk was greater than the violation.

“You weigh out a lot of different factors in what are your original charges. His original charges were traffic,” said McDaniel

Fogleman also was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Police then arrested him on charges of felony eluding, possession of meth and no proof of liability insurance.

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