Federal, state agents raid home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle

Subway suspends ties with Fogle after investigation

Subway suspends ties with Fogle after investigation

Subway suspends ties with Fogle after investigation

Subway suspends ties with Fogle after investigation

Subway suspends ties with Fogle after investigation

Federal, state agents raid home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle

Federal, state agents raid home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle

Federal, state agents raid home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle

Federal, state agents raid home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle

Jared Fogle, a spokesperson for Subway, was escorted by an agent at his home during a child porn investigation by the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. (July 2015)
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Federal and state agents raided the Zionsville home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle early Tuesday as part of a child porn investigation. A team of agents swarmed the neighborhood and stayed the entire day, bringing in tactical units and removing several computers from Fogle's home.

Sources said Wednesday agents are going through photos found during the raid.

An attorney for Fogle said his client is cooperating with authorities. Attorney Ron Elberger released a statement several hours after the raid that says Fogle "has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges, and looks forward to its conclusion."
    
Eyewitness News Crimebeat Reporter Steve Jefferson was the only reporter on the scene when the raid began Tuesday morning at the home in an affluent neighborhood of Zionsville. 

The raid follows the April arrest of the Jared Foundation's former executive director, Russell Taylor, for child pornography.  They reportedly found child porn recorded by Taylor's hidden cameras at his home. The US attorney requested and received an extension until August 3 to file an indictment against Taylor.

The Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children task force is the lead agency on the investigation. They removed electronics and DVDs to analyze inside a mobile forensics van in the home's driveway. The search at Fogle's home included bringing in a Tactical Detection K-9 capable of sniffing out hidden micro SD Cards used to store video and photographs. 

Fogle was detained outside his home, although he is not under arrest. He was later seen exiting a trailer after speaking with investigators. Around noon, his attorney came to the home. Fogle left with his attorney at his side around 12:30 pm, without answering questions from reporters. His attorney returned at around 6:00 pm, 11 hours after the search warrant was executed at Fogle's home. His attorney said he expected Fogle to return home Tuesday evening.

Fogle's wife and children left the home shortly after the raid began. Fogle and his family have lived in the home for about four years, and they have two young children.

Meantime, Subway says it's suspending its relationship with Fogle amid the investigation.

The company posted to Twitter, "Subway and Jared Fogle have mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared continues to cooperate with authorities and he expects no actions to be forthcoming.  Both Jared and Subway agree that this was the appropriate step to take."

Subway released the following statement after noon:

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

Neighbors walked by Fogle's home Tuesday morning and peeked through their windows in shock.

"The only thing I ever see around his home are happy people doing their yard, waving," said Catherine Hoffman, a neighbor. "So, I'm shocked and saddened for a great figure in our community. He's lived here and has been a great help with our Homeowner's Association. Nothing bad to say about him."

About Jared Fogle

Jared Fogle made a fortune as the "Subway Guy." His waist size and life changed after losing 245 pounds on a diet of Subway sandwiches while attending Indiana University in Bloomington.

Subway heard about Fogle, and made him their spokesman and a star. He became an advertising superstar and an instant celebrity.

Fogle embraced his new fame, but maintained his friendly Hoosier personality. Over the past 15 years, Fogle has appeared in hundreds of ads for Subway, some featuring celebrities. All of them showed how Fogle could keep the weight off.

Fogle ran a marathon, got married and has two children. Subway says he still eats there as often as possible when at home or on the road.

Fogle launched the Jared Foundation to help children with obesity. He said knew what it was like to be an overweight kid and wanted to provide positive influence to help them make better choices.
 

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