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Leesburg man sentenced to 20 years for burglary, stabbing

A Leesburg man was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison following a March burglary and stabbing, according to the Loudoun commonwealth's attorney's office.

Devon Lee Clark, 18, entered guilty pleas to burglary and aggravated malicious wounding stemming from an incident in March when he entered a local home with intent to steal valuables.

On March 25, as Clark entered an upstairs bedroom in the residence, the homeowner confronted him, and Clarke stabbed the homeowner in the side, causing significant and permanent physical injury, according to reports.

Leesburg Police Department detectives eventually received information that led them to identifying Clark as a possible suspect. Detectives interviewed Clark, and he confessed to breaking into the victim’s residence and stabbing the victim, according to the commonwealth's attorney's office.

"There are few things more terrifying than finding a stranger inside your home," Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman (R) said in a prepared statement. "Judges and juries in Loudoun County have recognized this with significant prison sentences for these types of invasions. This case was further aggravated by the injuries to the resident."

Clark also received 20 years of suspended time followed by an indefinite period of supervised probation.

Judge J. Howe Brown Jr. ordered Clark to pay $23,000 in restitution toward the victim’s medical expenses and other assorted costs related to the incident.

Clark’s prior criminal record includes multiple run-ins with the juvenile court system.


When will we rid ourselves of these henious white male crimes, the justice system does nothing to prevent these “sick” white men from harming people in their very home

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