UPDATE: Investigators Can't Rule Out Taylor Acted Alone

UPDATE: 6:05 p.m.

Nelson Co., VA - The man arrested and charged with the abduction of 17 year old Alexis Murphy was assigned a court appointed attorney Tuesday.

Randy Taylor appeared in person due to a video feed error. The advisement hearing only lasted five minutes in Nelson County Juvenile and Domestic Court.

Investigators tell ABC 13 that they can't rule out that Taylor acted alone in the abduction of Murphy.

Taylor's preliminary hearing will be January 9 at 10 a.m. He remains in the Albemarle County Jail without bond.

Stay with ABC 13 for further updates.


Nelson Co., VA - Randy Taylor was scheduled to appear via video for an advisement hearing, but will now appear in person in Nelson County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

Taylor, 48, was arrested Sunday night and is currently being held in the Albemarle County jail.

Investigators are still searching for Alexis.

ABC 13's Parker Slaybaugh is in the courtroom and will have more updates throughout the day.