Lakeland Pastor Found Dead

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) _ A Florida pastor was found dead in his home five months after a shooting at a central Florida church that also wounded another pastor.

The Ledger of Lakeland ( ) reports prosecutors are waiting on autopsy results to decide whether to file murder charges against 57-year-old Jeremiah Fogle.

The medical examiner’s office said Monday that an official cause of death had not been determined.

Polk County Sheriff’s officials say a friend became worried last week after he hadn’t heard from 65-year-old Rev. Carl Stewart. The friend found Steward dead.

Stewart and Rev. William Ross were injured in a Sept. 18 shooting at a Lakeland church.

Authorities say another minister disarmed Fogle, who was arrested.

Deputies found Fogle’s wife dead in their home.

Stewart was shot in the head, shoulder and back.


News Talk Florida Staff