Wayne County News reports


            Branson Colt Foster, 31, of Florence, AL was arrested on Feb. 20, 2014 on charges of aggravated burglary, vandalism over $1,000.00, 2 counts of theft over $1,000.00 but less than $10,000.00, and 3 counts of burglary.  He was booked into Wayne County Jail on a $205,000.00 bond.  According to reports, on Sunday, February 16, 2014, Brandon Foster broke into Southgate Auto Mart and stole a 1982 Chevy pick up truck with an estimated value of $5,000.00.  According to the Sheriff’s department, the truck got stuck in the mud in a field then the suspect returned and stole another vehicle.  A 1985 Ford F-150 with an estimated value of $5,000.00 was driven through the fence at Southgate Auto and also driven to a field and got stuck in the mud.  The suspect then returned for a third vehicle, a 1999 GMC Tow truck with an estimated value of $40,000.00.  This vehicle also got stuck in the mud. 

            Additionally, Foster had a warrant out for his arrest for another incident that occurred on or about Friday, Feb. 4, 2013 when the defendant was accused of breaking into a house located at 210 Wall St. in Collinwood and stealing a washer and a dryer.  The owner of the washer and dryer was later driving by South Gate Deli and recognized her stolen items in the back of a Ford Expedition with the back hatch open.  Foster was standing in the doorway of the deli, and when he saw the owner of the property, he jumped into the Ford and drove off fast toward the Alabama state line, according to reports.  The washer and dryer fell out of the vehicle.

             Deputy Sheriff Gerald Baer said Foster will probably not become a professional thief and suggested he may want to try another profession.