Former corrections officer charged with killing lover
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
A former corrections officer has been charged with kidnapping and killing his lover in central Florida woman.
Leon Foster, 42, appeared before a judge on Monday. On Sunday, he broke into Mykeba Clark's second-floor unit at the Bay Towers Apartments on Washington Avenue, according to Titusville police investigators.
Detectives said Foster drove to the complex from his home in Indian River County.
"He came up to check on his girlfriend," said Sgt. Tom House, Titusville Police. "And when he arrived, he didn't like what he saw, so he supposedly went to a Walmart where he bought an Airsoft gun, a knife, and we believe that he possibly bought a hammer."
Police said Foster brought a ladder off his work vehicle and used it to climb up to apartment. Investigators said he smashed the window and kidnapped Clark.
Minutes later, witnesses said they heard the two arguing outside the building. Police said another neighbor called for help.
"They shot him with a stun gun to get him under control," said Thomas Schrandt, a neighbor.
Investigators said Foster stabbed Clark several times.
"Unbeknownst to the officer, this suspect was stabbing the victim in the chest," said Sgt. House. "The suspect was tasered by our police officer."
Foster was arrested. He faces homicide, kidnapping, and armed burglary charges.
Clark was airlifted to the hospital in South Brevard where she later died.
Police said Foster is former corrections officer. He worked for Indian River County.