Federal authorities raided the Indiana home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle early Tuesday morning.
Reports are coming in that officials were serving warrants at Fogle’s Zionzville, Ind. home in connection with a child pornography investigation.
Fogle was detained while electronics were removed from the home and analyzed inside a mobile forensics van, the Associated Press reports.
Now check this out a former director of the Jared Foundation, which was started by Fogle, was arrested earlier this year after being accused of possessing and producing child pornography. Russell Taylor, the former executive director of the Jared Foundation, 43, attempted suicide on May 6 at the Marion County Jail, and was placed on life support, but his health has improved, according to officials. He faces seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography in a case that began when a woman he had been emailing alerted authorities to Taylor’s offer to show her images of children.
After Taylor’s arrest Fogle issued a statement that said he was “shocked” over the allegations and that the foundation was “severing all ties” with Taylor.
It is not yet known if Tuesday morning’s raid was connected to that case.
Fogle, who once weighed 425 pounds but now maintains a weight of 190, has taped more than 300 commercials for the food chain. He makes appearances around the country on its behalf as well as giving speeches on the benefits of eating healthy.
Early commercials featured Fogle slipping into the 62-inch waist pants he wore when he was obese, and before he began eating exclusively at the Bloomington, Ind., Subway near Indiana University’s campus.
His former roommate, Ryan Coleman, brought attention to Fogle’s diet success in an article for the school newspaper that got the attention of the Milford, Conn.-based chain.