Exclusive video shows Jacksonville police arrest sexual assault, kidnapping suspect Brian Fogerty

A man who police say sexually assaulted a woman in Jacksonville Beach, abducted her family then abducted another woman in Jacksonville was arrested Tuesday night.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said it received a tip from a citizen on the whereabouts of Brian Eugene Fogerty, 41. Police conducted a traffic stop near North Main Street and 25th Street and Fogerty, who was found hiding in the vehicle, was taken into custody.

Exclusive surveillance video obtained by Action News Jax shows Fogerty being taken into custody by JSO officers. He is forced to the ground and then arrested. More police cars and officers can be seen arriving to the scene.


During the search for Fogerty, investigators pointed out that he has a swollen face and eyes and his nose is very noticeably bright red and disfigured because of an infection.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, he was seen near Commonwealth and Edgewood on Tuesday when he tried to get a cab. The driver refused to give him a ride because he had no money.

Police began searching for Fogerty on Sunday when they say he entered a Jacksonville Beach business and approached a woman at knife point.

Police said he sexually assaulted her then forced her into her car and took her to her home. He then forced her to call her husband, then abducted him and her small children, according to investigators.

He took them to several ATMs to attempt to withdraw money and ditched the car in Springfield.

On Monday around 2:30 p.m., police say he forced his way into a Westside home with a woman inside.

He stole jewelry and cash and forced her into her car, police said, and then he took her to ATMs then drove her to Clay County and left her in a wooded area on County Road 217.

JSO said the U.S. Marshals Service and Clay County deputies helped in the search for Fogerty.

Officers said he has ties to the Middleburg area, where he left the woman.

Fogerty had an ankle bracelet on but cut it off on July 4, authorities said.

During the search for Fogerty, officers told people to lock their doors and to keep an eye out for him.

He has a history of drug use and had been taking drugs, according to JSO.

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