The man accused of abducting a Nelson County teenager has been indicted by the grand jury.
Randy Taylor was indicted in Nelson County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning on two felony charges. Taylor is accused of abducting 17-year-old Alexis Murphy.
The first charge was for allegedly abducting Murphy back in August. Taylor previously waived his preliminary hearing on that charge.
The second charge Taylor was indicted on, possessing a stolen all-terrain vehicle, is unrelated to Murphy's disappearance.
Taylor’s next court appearance is at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 in Nelson County Circuit Court. He is being held without bail at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail.
Murphy has not been seen since Aug. 3. Her car was found in the parking lot of a Charlottesville movie theater three days later. Taylor, 48, has been held without bond since his arrest on Aug. 11.
Here is the news release from the commonwealth's attorney about Taylor's indictment:
This morning in Nelson County Circuit Court, a grand jury having determined that probable cause exists for a trial, has indicted Randy Allen Taylor on (2) felony charges , one for the abduction of Alexis Murphy in which he previously waived his preliminary hearing in August, and a new unrelated charge of possessing a stolen all-terrain vehicle.
Taylor’s next court appearance will be in the Nelson County Circuit Court on October 23, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. for a trial date to be set.
Law-enforcement officials cannot provide any further details at this time because the investigation is still-ongoing. Taylor continues to be held without bail at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail.