A Front Royal man currently serving a prison sentence for attempting to burglarize the American Legion in 2019 was charged Tuesday with allegedly breaking and entering another establishment in town in October.
William Roy Foster, 57, was charged with entering a dwelling with intent to commit larceny after evidence from a state lab identified him as a suspect in the latest breaking and entering, according to a news release from the Front Royal Police Department.
Foster was served the warrant for the new charge while being incarcerated at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail, where he is serving a three-year sentence for breaking and entering at the American Legion on Dec. 31, 2019.
Foster was granted a $10,000 bond on June 9, according to court records, while the court proceedings for the American Legion breaking and entering charge were underway. He was found guilty on March 15. Foster pleaded no contest to the charge.
The October incident occurred in the overnight hours of Oct. 23 to Oct. 24 at Donahoe’s Whimsical Flowers in the 200 block of South Royal Avenue, the release said. The business has since relocated to 235 Chester St. because it had outgrown the previous location, Owner Dawn Marshall said by phone interview Thursday.
Police responded to the Royal Avenue location around 7 a.m., after Foster had allegedly entered it by breaking the front door glass, the release states. A cash register and a safe containing an undisclosed amount of money were taken.
Detectives collected multiple pieces of evidence at the scene and submitted them to the lab for analysis, the release states.
Front Royal Police Capt. Crystal Cline declined to say what evidence was found. The lab results were returned Monday, which is a typical turnaround time, Cline said.
Foster is due in Warren County General District Court for the latest charge at 10 a.m. June 8.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact Front Royal Detective T.A. Smith at 540-635-2208 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.