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.