CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Details are emerging about the man arrested in the case of a missing Nelson County teenager.
Authorities on Sunday arrested 48-year-old Randy Allen Taylor of Lovingston in connection with the disappearance of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy. He's charged with abduction and remains in jail.
Murphy was last seen Aug. 3 by her family. Her car was found in the parking lot of a multiplex in Charlottesville three days later. The investigation and search for Murphy continues.
Court records show Taylor's criminal record stretches back more than 20 years. It includes a 1992 burglary conviction in Virginia Beach and a 2005 arson conviction in Albemarle County.
But The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/14thHGR) that an employer and acquaintances of Taylor's describe him as a quiet, hardworking man, who kept mostly to himself.
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