A former corrections officer was sentenced Monday afternoon to 12 years in prison, with a 10 year minimum mandatory, for the armed burglary of a garage belonging to a lieutenant in the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
Aaron Foley, 37, also received five years each on two counts of grand theft, five years, with a three year minimum mandatory, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and five years for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. The sentences run concurrently.
Foley was convicted last month. In March 2012, he burglarized the Clay County lieutenant's garage in Fleming Island.
Foley walked into the garage, which was accidentally left open, and stole a .22 caliber rifle, an all-terrain vehicle, power tools and various hunting items. The stolen goods were worth about $10,000.
Foley is a former corrections officer from Charlton County, Ga. He is also a convicted felon. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to a charge of false impersonation of a law enforcement officer.