Attorney: Fogle cooperating with law enforcement


ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – Police were at the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday morning as part of a child porn investigation.

A heavy police presence, including the FBI were outside of the home in the 4500 block of Woods Edge Drive.

Two police officials with dogs were seen entering the home. U.S. Postal Inspector Police officials were also there.

According to police, the investigation stems from a child porn investigation tied to a former employee.

Subway released a statement on the situation Tuesday afternoon and also dropped Fogle from its website.

“We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee,” the statement read. “We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point.”

In April, Russell Taylor was arrested for three counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of child exploitation and three counts of voyeurism.

Taylor was the executive director for the Jared Foundation, which is a not-for-profit that helps children deal with childhood obesity. It was started by the Subway spokesman and Indianapolis native, Jared Fogle, in 2004.

Taylor was later let go from his position and remains in federal custody.

Fogle left the home Tuesday in front of a large media presence. He didn’t speak, and quickly left in a vehicle driven by someone else. See that video here:

Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger, released the following statement:

Jared has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges and looks forward to its conclusion. He has not been detained, arrested or charged with any crime or offense.”

Neighbors couldn’t help but gawk as a sea of reporters and investigators surrounded Fogle’s home.

“It doesn’t look good. It’s sad,” said resident Wendy Grant.

Many neighbors refused to comment on the investigation. However one man told 24-Hour News 8 Fogle kept to himself and only spoke when exchanging pleasantries.

“I’m still shockable, but it’s not shocking. Our country – we’ve gone so far away from whatsoever good, and whatsoever true, from the love of Christ,” said Grant.

In response to Subway and Fogle suspending their relationship, neighbor Jennifer Maurfield said, “There’s no choice for them but to do that until everything is resolved.”

Maurfield said the investigation hits too close to home. She was afraid someone was seriously hurt when she saw all of the investigators on her street. She described Fogle as nice, quiet man who kept to himself.

“Just saddens me and you know I just wish for the best for his family and for him and just pray that the outcome is good and that he is found not guilty.”

A spokesman with the US Attorney’s Office wouldn’t confirm if federal agents would be back at Fogle’s home Wednesday morning to continue searching.

Elberger dodged questions while outside the home Tuesday. When asked if he had any comment, he referred back to the statement he released earlier in the day. When asked how Fogle was doing he replied, “I think he’s going to do very well.”

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