Just when one thought some things in the investigation of the disappearance of Taylor Behl could not get any more strange comes this piece of information. It appears that Ben Fawley, the 38 year old amateur photographer and “person of interest” in the investigation filed a police report claiming he had been abducted and robbed just hours after Behl was last seen on the night of September 5.
A 38-year-old amateur photographer — one of the last people to see missing Virginia Commonwealth University student Taylor Behl — filed a report with police claiming he had been abducted and robbed just hours after Behl was last seen on the night of Sept. 5.
The photographer told Richmond police that he was walking in an alley near Franklin Street and Monument Avenue at 5 a.m. Sept. 6 when he was “robbed by an unknown number of people,” according to a Richmond Police Department incident report obtained last night by The Times-Dispatch.
Ben Fawley’s attorney then went on to describe the attack against his client.
The photographer told police that he was hit in the stomach by “an unknown object” before being pushed down and having a bag placed over his head. “He was then put into a vehicle and driven to an unknown location and pushed out of the vehicle onto a dirt road,” according to the report.
Then conveniently enough Ben Fawley went on to state in his report that he was “unable to provide any details as to the location where he was pushed out of the vehicle,” and that “he needed medication for a bipolar disorder and had been drinking before the alleged attack”.
Once again defense attorney, Chris Collins, was quick to add that, “the attack has ‘nothing to do with the other matter’ involving Behl’s disappearance”. Rather interesting just like this had nothing to do with Behl’s disappearance either? Trouble just seems to find Ben Fawley.
Also it another rather bizarre twist in this investigation according to the police,
Monday there was an arrest of a Richmond man on drug-possession charges. Police believe that man’s scent was detected by a bloodhound brought in to sniff Behl’s Ford Escort, according to sources close to the investigation.
Originally the Sheppard Street apartment man who was arrested stated he did not know Taylor Behl or been in her vehicle; however, that seems to be incorrect.
The man, who was interviewed by police, told Times-Dispatch columnist Mark Holmberg that he told police he did not know Behl and had not been in her car.
Investigative sources said the Sheppard Street man is a skateboarding friend of another acquaintance of Behl’s. The acquaintance’s Nissan Altima was impounded by police for investigation this week. Police also interviewed him.