Federal prosecutors say a McClellanville man failed a lie detector test about the 2009 disappearance of Brittanee Drexel.
The revelation came to light in a new court document tied to the robbery case against Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor.
The document claims Taylor failed a polygraph that was administered by a special FBI agent in June of 2017. Prosecutors believe Taylor is withholding information about the abduction and murder of Brittanee Drexel.
Under the terms of a plea deal in the robbery case, prosecutors are urging a judge to sentence Taylor to as many as 20 years in prison.
Taylor’s attorneys argue that he has already served a sentence for the robbery at the state level. The defense team claims federal prosecutors are only pursuing a lengthy prison sentence because of a lack of closure in the Drexel case.
Drexel vanished while visiting Myrtle Beach. An inmate told authorities that Taylor was involved.