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Arrest Made in New Year’s Homicide

Arrest Made in New Year’s Homicide


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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.

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