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Cumberland man charged with murder

William Taylor Hale Mottley, 28, of Cumberland, was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning, May 12, for the murder of another man four days prior.

According to a release from the Amelia County Sheriff’s Office, Tuesday, May 12, at approximately 4:30 a.m. the Amelia County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and the U.S. Marshal’s Office, arrested Mottley on Germantown Road in Prince Edward County.

The release stated he was arrested without incident for the shooting death of 31-year-old Kaleb Ross Hart May 9.

Mottley is being charged with capital murder, robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

The investigation is still ongoing and future updates may be provided as they become available.

Anyone with any information on this crime or any crime in Amelia are encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at (804) 561-2118 or the Amelia Crime Solvers at (804) 561-5200.