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A man is taken into custody after he allegedly faked his own abduction. KULR-8's Briana Monte has our story of a man residing in Virginia and has ties to billings.

According to court documents, 37-year-old Amy Price reported her husband, 37-year-old Larry Wayne Price Jr., missing on April 18th, 2018 at 2 a.m. in Bluefield, Virginia where they currently reside. Bluefield Virginia Police Department and the Tazewell Sheriff's Office began an intense missing person investigation. On April 18th at approximately 9 p.m., Price was located by a driver who noticed him by the side of the road on route 61 near Gratton, Virginia.

After Price was taken to the hospital, he was interviewed by a Bluefield Police Department detective. Price told the detective he was kidnapped by two unknown white males, drugged, and held against his will until he was thrown out of a van near where he was found. He also said he was taken from Tazewell County, Virginia to Hawg Pit Cycles in Bluefield, a shop owned by price, where he believed his keys were taken and the store safe was robbed. He also claimed the men took his 9mm Sig pistol and his pocket knife. The detective noted price had almost $4,000 in cash in his pants pocket.

After reviewing security cameras from Hawg Pit Cycles, detectives revealed the store had not been disturbed nor was there any indication of a white van or any robbery. After interviewing Larry and Amy Price, charging documents say Larry changed his story more than five times with each interview revealing different details. 

On May 3rd 2018, a witness police had previously spoken to came forward and revealed she and price were close friends which had turned into occasional intimacy. She claims at the beginning of 2018, Price had begun to talk about wanting to disappear and asked the woman if she wanted to runaway with him. The witness said yes.

Court documents show the witness was given permission by her father to live in a vacant house on Gratton Road in Tazewell. The witness claims she bought price a new phone as well as other amenities for the house. The witness provided consent to her residence on Buchanan Highway in Tazewell, Virginia. There, investigators found the pistol and pocketknife. Investigators also found what is believed to be Price's cellular phone at the Gratton Road house.

Larry and Amy Price both previously resided in Billings, Montana on Whispering Woods Drive in Ironwood. Property records indicate Larry and Amy Price sold their house to a liability company called Three Blind Mice on April 26th of this year. 

KULR-8 spoke with one neighbor who tells us that they were going to move one home to another, just a few feet away from the previous home. The neighbor tells us the Price's were very nice people and also kept to themselves. She claims they were private people and have not lived in the house on Whispering Woods for quite some time. The mansion can be seen from hiking trails on top of the Rims nearby and it appears to have been deserted.

Larry Price is being charged with knowingly and willingly making materially false fictitious and fraudulent statements and representations.

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