A Newport News teenager was sentenced to 40 years in prison Wednesday, February 28, 2018, for multiple counts of armed robbery and other thefts committed in a weeklong crime spree in September, 2015.
On September 18, 2015, the defendant showed up at an alternate high school where a security guard smelled marijuana on the defendant and contacted police officer who recognized him as a person who was wanted for various robberies. Taylor had driven to school in one of the stolen vehicles. Officers who searched Taylor found a cell phone on him and another was found the car. Both phones, which had been stolen, contained videos and photos of the defendant and social media accounts he used.