Devon Taylor Sentenced for Role in Burglary Ring Including Pepper Spraying Homeowners’ Dogs

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A man who was part of a residential burglary crew that San Diego prosecutors say targeted 43 homes and took more than $1 million in cash and jewelry has been sentenced to nearly 64 years in state prison.

Devon Taylor, 43, pleaded guilty to 82 counts for his role in stealing property from homes and pepper spraying some homeowners’ dogs during the crimes, prosecutors said.

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office said the crew also committed burglaries in other California counties and “utilized sophisticated measures to conceal their appearance and vehicles used to commit the offenses.”

The crew’s ringleader, George Boozer, was sentenced earlier this month to 56 years in state prison.

Another co-defendant, Lauren Patrick, who prosecutors say helped case affluent neighborhoods for homes the crew could burglarize, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Taylor was sentenced Friday to 63 years and eight months behind bars.

City News Service contributed to this article.