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Murder suspect arrested in Pike allegedly slit man’s throat

Pike County Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. team members removed 20-year-old Jeffery Taylor, who is wanted for first degree murder, from a home on Pitts Lane yesterday. Taylor is suspected of stabbing a homeowner to death Oct. 25 during a home invasion in Harrison County, West Virginia. Taylor fled the state and returned to Georgia where he has family in Pike County, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators searched the home for any additional evidence to link Taylor to the crime. He is being held at the Pike County Jail awaiting extradition to West Virginia. Two other suspects were captured and charged in West Virginia in connection with the murder. From WBOY TV in West Virginia: CLARKSBURG — Three suspects have been arrested in the Oct. 25, 2009 death of a Harrison County man. Alexander Calvin Bosley, 22, of Clarksburg, Cindy Virginia Allman, 18, of Idamay (formerly Florida), and Jeffery Powell Taylor, 20, of Meansville, Ga., face first degree murder charges and commission of a felony for their part in the murder of Terry Lewis, 61, at his Hastings Run home, near Quiet Dell. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department says the motives were robbery and revenge. According to the criminal complaint, Bosley had known Lewis as a child and was ‘seeking revenge for incidents that occurred during his childhood.’ They also believed he had money in his residence. Marano would not specify how Bosley knew Lewis or why he wanted revenge. Bosley is said to have driven the other two suspects to Lewis’ home and waited outside. Allman and Taylor reportedly entered the home while the family was at home and sleeping. Taylor is then believed to have cut Lewis’ throat, then Allman stabbed him after an altercation outside of the bedroom. Allman and Taylor then fled the scene with Bosley. Lewis died of his wounds on the scene. The Sheriff’s Department said Lt. Pat McCarty has worked solely on this case since the incident happened in October. Marano said the case was solved thanks in large part to citizens who stepped forward with information in the last few days. Allman was arrested in Marion County at approximately 1 a.m. on Monday. Taylor was arrested in his hometown of Meansville, Ga, near Atlanta at 1 p.m. by the Pike County Sheriff Office SWAT Team. Bosley was arrested just before 3 p.m. on Monday in Harrison County. All arrests were made without incident. All three have confessed to the murder, according to police. Marano said Bosley knew Allman and Taylor through a network of friends. Allman and Taylor had not been in West Virginia for long. They both reportedly came to the area for separate relationships, and were not believed to have come to the area specifically to commit the crime. The trial is pending Taylor’s extradition to West Virginia.

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