Former fugitive sentenced on five charges

Corey Foster, 37, was arrested in Abbotsford in 2013

Corey Foster

Corey Foster

A man who was arrested in Abbotsford in 2013 after being wanted by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) for almost 30 charges has been sentenced to a four-year jail term.

Corey Ross Foster, 37, was sentenced June 11 in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster on five of those charges ­– two counts of break and enter to commit an indictable offence and one count each of assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement and using an imitation firearm.

The other charges were stayed.

His sentence also includes a 10-year ban on owning or possessing any firearms.

Foster was the subject of a CFSEU press release on Nov. 4, 2013 asking for the public’s help in trying to locate him.

At the time, police said he was an associate of the Independent Soldiers gang and had a “significant violent criminal history” involving offences in which he was alleged to have used loaded guns.

Foster had been on the lam for several months and was wanted on offences occurring mainly in Kamloops and Surrey.

He was arrested in Abbotsford on Nov. 12, 2013 after a citizen reported a suspicious man walking in a rural area in the western part of the city.

Police went to the area and found the man, who provided a false name but was soon determined to be Foster.

At the time of his arrest, police said he had 37 prior convictions.