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Man pleads guilty in pawn store burglary

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ST. LOUIS ( -- A St. Louis man pleaded guilty to charges involving his participation in the burglary of a Wentzville pawn store 

Brandon Foster, 22, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sentencing has been set for July 23. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. 

According to statements made in court, Foster and co-defendants Keenan Thomas and Eugene Davis broke into All Star Pawn at 4:15 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2014, stealing 33 firearms. On Oct. 17, ATF agents attempted to arrest Foster and Thomas using three vehicles. Rather than backing out, Thomas drove forward on the grass and turned right in an attempt to elude the agents. He struck one and then proceeded to back up and almost struck another agent.

After one shot was fired by an agent, Thomas stopped his car. Upon arrest, agents recovered a 9 mm pistol equipped with an extended 33-round magazine. on the floorboard directly under Foster.

Foster admitted to the theft and possession of the 33 firearms and the purchasing of ammunition and magazines from Cabela's. 

Thomas pleaded guilty to related charges and awaits sentencing on June 30. Davis is facing trial. 
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