Man arrested after live videoing himself driving Shelby Mustang at more than 190 mph

Published 4:08 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A Mississippi man who is a self-proclaimed YouTube celebrity was arrested Monday after he allegedly posted a YouTube Live video of himself driving in excess of 180 miles per hour.

Beau Alan Rogel, 38, of Brandon, was arrested by Rankin County Sheriff’ Office deputies after the video of himself driving across Spillway Road from Rankin County into Madison County. The video purportedly shows him driving more than 190 miles per hour in a 2017 Shelby GT350 Mustang

Rogel is a self-proclaimed YouTube celebrity and has posted videos of himself violating numerous traffic laws, sheriff’s deputies reported.

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In one video posted by Rogel, he is stopped by Rankin County Deputies after driving recklessly on Old Highway 471. He can be seen and heard on the video denying the actions he had just recorded.

Sheriff’s investigators said YouTube is not the first means of social media used by Rogel to incriminate himself. Sheriff’s Investigators were provided FaceBook screen shots of Rogel possessing numerous weapons. In some of the threads, he tries to sell or trade weapons and in others he is simply displaying the weapons.

Rogel was sentenced to six years imprisonment in 2010 for a 2009 Rankin County embezzlement charge. That is not Rogel’s only felony arrest. He has an extensive criminal history with felony arrests in, Colorado, Texas, Florida and Mississippi for larceny related charges.

Rogel’s status as a convicted felon prohibits him from possessing firearms. His criminal status has not stopped him from possessing weapons, and advertising his possession of weapons on social media.

Based on the photos posted by Rogel of his weapon possession and his video of himself operating his vehicle in such a reckless manner, a search warrant was issued for his residence and vehicle. When deputies arrived at his Rankin County home to execute the search warrant, Rogel was not home, but his wife and child were present.

His wife, Christina Ann Rogel, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

This was after she attempted to block deputies from executing the search warrant and lied about Rogel’s whereabouts in an attempt to help him avoid arrest.

While on scene executing the search warrant, Rogel drove up and was arrested without incident.

Deputies recovered two weapons from the residence and charged Rogel with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as well as reckless driving.

The 2017 Ford Mustang, driven by Rogel during the YouTube video was also seized pursuant to the search warrant in order for investigators to download data from the vehicles onboard computer.

Rogel was given a $20,000 bond for his charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Christina Rogel received a $2,000 bond in Rankin County Justice Court for her charges.

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