CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Attorneys for a man who recently was named as part of an investigation into Britanee Drexel's disappearance is denying his involvement in the case.
Timothy Da'Shaun Taylor was named in testimony earlier this month in a hearing in an armed robbery conviction.
Another inmate, Taquan Brown, connected him to Drexel's disspearance in 2009.
Through his lawyer, Taylor released the following statement:
I had no involvement with anything to do with Brittanee Drexel. I don't know Taquan Brown and I don't know why he would call my name. I am being prosecuted again for a crime I already helped them solve and already did my time for, all because some guy in prison is trying to cut a deal. It's not fair to be charged for the same crime twice and that's not how our system is supposed to work.
Taylor's attorneys say their client was charged, arrested and prosecuted in court on Sept. 3, 2011 for his involvement in a robbery of a McDonald's.
"He cooperated with local authorities, admitted his involvement, and plead guilty to Strong Armed Robbery on July 29, 2013. He successfully completed his probationary sentence," lawyers said.