Davarious Montrail Taylor, 20, is wanted for the murder of 23-year-old Andrew Terry on March 11, 2021.

Davarious Taylor, the 20-year-old wanted in connection with a homicide, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Covington Police Department Monday morning.

Taylor has been named the suspect in the March 11 shooting death of Andrew Terry. Terry was shot three times while sitting in a car at Broadmeadow Place Apartments on Peeler Avenue. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Taylor has been evading police since the murder. On March 31 the U.S. Marshals announced a reward for information leading to his capture.<


“We appreciate the partnership with the US Marshals. They are vital to the apprehension of suspects in these kinds of cases,” said Covington Police Chief Larry Lindsey.

Terry, 23, was a graduate of Brighton High School, honorably discharged from the Army National Guard and was employed at Zaxby’s. He had just told his family he was expecting his first child with his girlfriend.

In an interview with The Leader in April, Terry’s mother said she didn’t hate Taylor.

“I don’t like what he did, but I don’t hate him … I can’t have that in my heart. I can forgive him, because God’s got the last say-so. I just want to know why did you do that? Why did you have to kill him? I’m not going to get mad about it, I just want to know.”

Taylor was arrested at the Cottonwood Place Apartments and has been charged with first degree murder and theft and is currently in custody at the Tipton County Jail. The theft charge is not related to this case.<

One Taylor’s relatives was charged with harboring him as he evaded arrest.

Echo Day
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