Neglect case headed to plea agreement


Jacqueline Lavonne Fogleman, 31, Greenfield

HANCOCK COUNTY — One of the four county residents arrested and charged with felony neglect from an incident in May 2021 where a young girl nearly died, was sentenced last week court records show.

Jacqueline Lavonne Fogleman, 31; Jennifer L. Barnes, 49; Sheldon Fogleman III, 33; and Annastasia Cole, 29, all from Greenfield, were each originally charged with a Level 3 felony count of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, six different Level 6 felony counts of neglect of a dependent, and a Class A misdemeanor count of cruelty to an animal.

According to court records, a plea agreement for Jacqueline Lavonne Fogleman was accepted by Magistrate Cody Coombs in Hancock County Superior Court 1 Tuesday, Aug. 2. The agreement stated Jacqueline Lavonne Fogleman admitted guilt to three of the Level 6 neglect charges. The remaining charges, including the Level 3 felony charge were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Court records show Jacqueline Lavonne Fogleman received a 12-month sentence, with all of it but 10 days already served, suspended for each of three Level 6 felony crimes with the terms running consecutive.

Jacqueline Lavonne Fogleman is to take part in the Hancock County Behavioral Court program. However, if any part of the program is violated, the sentence will have to be served, the plea agreement stated.

According to the probable cause affidavit, paramedics were called to the home in the 7000 block of West County Road 100N on May 14, 2021 to assist a female child who had stopped breathing. The girl was on the front porch when medics arrived. She was revived and transported to Riley Hospital for Children. The child, who has severe asthma was put into another living arrangement at the time. Six other children and a number of pets also were also removed from the home, which investigators discovered was filled with trash and filth. The odor from inside the residence was so strong and the conditions so squalid that investigators had to don hazmat suits to go inside and investigate.

Court records show Sheldon Fogleman III and Annastasia Cole have also entered into plea agreements that still must be accepted by a court official. They are both set to be sentenced Thursday, Sept. 1 in Superior Court 1; Jennifer L. Barnes, had a plea agreement filed last week in Superior Court 1 with a sentencing date yet to be set.