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GALVESTON – Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady announced today that Leslie Ray Foster, 45, was sentenced yesterday to 4 years in prison for Felony Theft of Property.

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Foster’s jury trial began in the 10th District Court. Foster entered a plea of not guilty and the State presented evidence detailing Foster’s involvement in a burglary at a La Marque business.

On June 9, 2016, La Marque Police Department officers responded to an alarm at a local motorcycle business. Once at the scene, officers saw multiple men fleeing from the property. Officers were able to detain one of the men and identified him as Foster. During an interview with the police, Foster said that he had only been the look-out and had never entered the business.

An employee from the business arrived and gave officers access to the business’ surveillance system. The video showed two men inside the business’s storage building, removing motorcycles. Officers found two motorcycles by the fence, one motorcycle stuck in a hole in the storage building, and one motorcycle moved inside the building. Officers also found an electric saw and bolt cutters near the entry point to the building. Each motorcycle was valued at about $9,000, making the total theft amount a State Jail Felony.

The jury heard closing arguments Thursday morning and retired to deliberate. They returned with a guilty verdict that afternoon, after deliberating for about an hour. The punishment phase began immediately. Foster faced a punishment range of 2 to 10 years in prison because of two felony enhancements: 2007 and 2008 convictions for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

During the punishment phase, the State presented evidence of the two felony enhancement convictions and evidence that Foster had three additional felony convictions for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle. The jury deliberated for less than an hour before returning yesterday afternoon with its verdict. The jury set Foster’s punishment at 4 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Foster will have to serve at least one-fourth of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

Foster was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Brett Landriault and Rebecca Russell in the 10th District Court, with Judge Kerry Neves presiding. The investigation was conducted by the La Marque Police Department.

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