Escambia County man sentenced for robbing cigarette cartons from convenience stores

Mugshot of James Levoy Foster II

Source: Escambia County Jail

An Escambia County man was sentenced for robbing four convenience stores in one month in 2017.

According to the State Attorney's Office, 46-year-old James Levoy Foster II pleaded guilty to three counts of robbery without a weapon, one count of robbery with a weapon and one count of resisting officer without violence. Foster was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison.

The four convenience store robberies occurred between June 11, 2017 and July 17, 2017. Foster stole cigarettes in every instance, according to a release. The convenience stores included a Tom Thumb on Creighton Road, a Smart Fill on Davis Highway, Mom and Pop's Convenience Mart on Olive Road, and a Circle K on Garden Street.

Foster’s prior criminal history includes convictions for battery, trespass, grand theft, aggravated assault with a weapon, burglary, grand theft auto, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, petit theft and resisting officers.

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