Leslie Foister (Laurel County Correctional Center)


LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Austyn Weddle arrested Leslie Foister age 39 of Sally's Branch Rd., East, London on Saturday night May 18, 2024 at approximately 7:56 PM.

LSO logo BLACKandGOLD John Root 200The arrest occurred off Sally's Branch Rd., East, approximately 4 miles east of London after this subject was charged on a Laurel District Court complaint warrant of arrest obtained by Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Austyn Weddle regarding an incident that occurred on May 14, 2024 at approximately 7:54 PM. On that date, Deputy Weddle responded to a complaint of a dirt bike allegedly being operated on Sally's branch Road, east and traveling at a high rate of speed.

Through investigation Deputy Weddle learned that the dirt bike had allegedly almost struck four individuals. Deputy Weddle was able to locate the Yamaha YZ 250 dirt bike following it to a residence off Sally’s Branch Road, east where Deputy Weddle attempted communication with the operator of the dirt bike. The operator of the dirt bike created a disturbance there cursing and refusing to exit the dirt bike.

The dirt bike then fled the scene of both Deputy Weddle and Laurel Sheriff's K-9/shift Sgt. Gary Mehler, and the dirt bike nearly struck the four individuals again and was not located.

Deputies determined the driver’s identification and a warrant was sought and issued.

Leslie Foister was charged with:

  • Fleeing or evading police – first-degree – motor vehicle
  • Four counts of wanton endangerment – first-degree
  • Menacing
  • Disorderly conduct – second-degree

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Deputies assisting included: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Nate Bishop, Deputy Cyruss McVey, and Deputy Bobby Roberts.


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