Arrest Made in New Year’s Homicide
January 21, 2022
(Prince George, VA) – Arrest Made in New Year’s Homicide
On January 20, 2022, the Prince George County Police Department arrested Maurice Taylor Jr. of Portsmouth in connection with a homicide that occurred on January 1, 2022. This crime took place at an outdoor bonfire in the 8600 block of Ellis Road located in Prince George County. Taylor, age 20, was taken into custody without incident and has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Devon Clanton of Dinwiddie County, he is currently being held at Portsmouth City Jail.
Additional charges listed below for Taylor:
VA 18.2-53.1 Use of Firearm in Commission of Felony
VA 18.2-56.1 Reckless Handling of Firearm
VA 18.2-460 Obstruct Justice
VA 18.2-60 Threaten to Kill or Injure
VA 18.2-282 Brandish Firearm
This investigation continues, additional charges are expected.
*Photo of Maurice Taylor Jr. below.