TITUSVILLE — An officer said he was responding to a 911 call about a woman screaming outside an apartment complex when he came across an Indian River County man repeatedly stabbing his girlfriend Sunday afternoon, according to Titusville police.
Leon Foster Jr., 42, of the 1400 block of Southwest 24th Avenue, Vero Beach, didn't respond to the officer's order to step away from Mykeba Clark, 44, who later died from her injuries. The Titusville officer said he used a Taser stun gun to subdue Foster, armed with a hunting knife, and take him into custody.
Foster was briefly a corrections deputy for the Indian River County Jail several years ago, Indian River County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Thom Raulen said. Foster was employed for just two months in 1996 and was still enrolled in the corrections academy at the end of his employment, Raulen said. Foster's personnel file was not available Monday.
The attack happened at the Bay Towers apartments about 2:39 p.m. Sunday, police said. As she was being placed into the ambulance, Clark told officers about the attack, the affidavit states.
She told officers Foster scaled her building and broke through the sliding glass door to her second-story apartment balcony. He forced her outside and attempted to place her in his car before she resisted. That's when he began stabbing her, according to the affidavit.
Clark died at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
Foster, who works as an electrician, was charged with homicide involving domestic violence, kidnapping and armed burglary. He was being held at the Brevard County Detention Center in Sharpes without bail.