William you actually thought you would get away didn’t you? I can look at your face and tell you are really really pissed off right now because you got caught. I think you need to look on the bright side and I understand that you did have 40 Years of freedom, so please stop your whining and straighten out your face!

William I can’t even get away with eating a dozen donuts without it going to my hips and telling on me, how do you think you’re going to get away with murder? Besides aren’t you a little bit relieved that you got caught? I’ve always assumed that once you got older that your conscience would want to clear itself and you would want to make right all the wrongs you did in your youth. Is that not true?


William Taylor was indicted in 1980 on charges of murder and aggravated battery and arrested five days later in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the FBI said. The agency said he never returned to Ocala after being released in Tennessee on a $20,000 personal recognizance bond. A federal arrest warrant was issued in August 1980 after William Taylor was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.


A fugitive wanted on a murder charge was arrested for his part in what authorities said was a plot to assassinate a mayor in Williston, Florida, nearly 40 years ago.

William Claybourne Taylor, 67, was taken into custody Thursday in Reidsville, North Carolina, where he had been living under a false name, the FBI said in a news release. Taylor is set to appear before a judge by video Friday, the FBI said.

FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said the hearing could disclose the aliases Taylor used. An FBI wanted poster described Taylor as a dance instructor, trumpet player, convenience store clerk and welder. He might have been issued a U.S. passport in the name of Michael Cauley, according to the poster.

Claybourne was wanted for the slaying of Walter H. Scott, 64, of Archer. Scott was driving a 1976 Buick along U.S. 27, roughly 18 miles from Ocala in January 1977, when another vehicle pulled up beside him and he was shot in the back of the head.