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We Know More Now About Abduction Suspect Randy Allen Taylor

We Know More Now About Abduction Suspect Randy Allen Taylor

The family of Alexis Murphy and federal, state and local law enforcement are continuing their search for the Nelson County teenager, but we know a lot more about the man who’s accused of her abduction. 48-year-old Randy Allen Taylor (pictured) is being held without bond at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. An advisement hearing will be held for Taylor at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Nelson Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court.  During a Monday news conference, the mother of Alexis Murphy pleaded for the safe return of her daughter. She noted Monday was the first day of the new academic year in Nelson County and she couldn’t send Alexis off to her classes. Taylor was in trouble with the law long before Alexis was born in 1996. He was convicted of burglary and grand larceny in 1993 in Virginia Beach, and he had an arson conviction two years ago in Albemarle County. Orange Commonwealth’s Attorney Diana Wheeler says Taylor has been a person of interest for years in the 2010 disappearance of Samantha Clarke. Shortly after authorities began their search for Clarke, Taylor accused police of harassing him by planting evidence and illegally tracking him with GPS devices.