Several law enforcement personnel, including dogs, were present. It's not clear if investigators were coming from a somewhere, or headed out.

Investigators are searching for missing 17-year-old Alexis Murphy. She has not been seen since August 3. Randy Taylor is accused of abducting her. He is scheduled for a bond hearing Thursday afternoon.

Check back soon for more updates.


The hearing for Alexis Murphy's alleged abductor, Randy Taylor, is at 1 p.m. Thursday in Nelson County. His lawyer will argue that Taylor should not have to stay in jail until his trial.

Prosecutors will likely have to show some of the evidence they have against Taylor to convince the judge to keep him in jail. A

That may be why the judge isn't allowing the public or reporters in the courtroom. The hearing is closed. After Thursday's bond hearing, Taylor isn't scheduled to appear in court until a preliminary hearing on January 9.

WDBJ7 and other TV news stations are trying to get the judge to reconsider her decision. We will be in Nelson County for the hearing. Check back here for updates.