Prosecutors: Suspect named in Brittanee Drexel’s disappearance failed polygraph test

Da’Shaun Taylor, the man named a suspect in the disappearance of Chili teen Brittanee Drexel in South Carolina in 2009, failed a polygraph test.

According to our affiliate WCBD in Charleston, the test failure was brought up by prosecutors as Taylor took a plea deal in an unrelated robbery case from 2011. Speaking Wednesday night with News10NBC, Taylor’s attorney confirmed the report, but said prosecutors did not go into detail about the specifics of the test.

Last year, an FBI agent testified that Taylor had been accused in Drexel’s disappearance by a jailhouse informant. The informant told agents that he had seen Drexel and Taylor at a stash house in McClellanville, South Carolina, a few days after her disappearance in Myrtle Beach.

After Taylor was named as a suspect in the case, News10NBC sat down with him and his lawyer for an interview. During that interview, Taylor talked about taking a polygraph test he took in 2009.

Brett Davidsen: "Have you taken a lie detector on this?"
Da’Shaun Taylor: "Yes sir, back in 2009."
Brett Davidsen: "Do you remember what the questions were?"
Da’Shaun Taylor: "Not exactly, but the questions they asked, did I know her, did I ever meet her, have I been around her…"
Brett Davidsen: "Do you recall what the result of that polygraph was?"
Da’Shaun Taylor: "At that time they told me everything was ok and they’d reach back out to me later."

The polygraph test prosecutors say Taylor failed was given in the last 30 days.

Taylor faces a sentence of 10 to 20 years in the robbery case plea.