A businessman who told police he had been drugged and kidnapped by a pagan biker gang after his wife reported him missing has been charged with faking the story as part of a ruse to run away with his mistress.
Larry Wayne Price Jr. 38, was reported missing by his wife Amy Kay at 2am on April 14 from their home in Bluefield, Virginia.
She said she had not seen him since 8pm the previous night.
Two days later, he was found in his car by the side of the road with nearly $4,000 in cash in his pocket.
When police approached him, he produced an elaborate story that he had been kidnapped, drugged and robbed by a gang who he suspected were pagan bikers.
His story changed several times and also included claims that the abduction was over a debt he owed.
Larry Price Jr., 38, was arrested last Thursday and charged with lying to federal investigators after telling police in April that he had been kidnapped by a biker gang when he had allegedly been with his mistress
Last Thursday, police charged Price Jr. with making the entire story up after they spoke with a local waitress who told them they had been having an affair and were planning to run away together when he vanished.
She explained that the pair planned to live in her father's empty house.
On April 17, she said Price went to the home while she went to a nearby Walmart to stock up on supplies for their new life.
She bought Red Bull, Coke, chips, socks, underwear, towels and Goody’s powders.
Price claimed the gang threw him in a van and drove him to Hawg Pit Cycles, his motorcycle business in West Virginia, where he said they emptied the safe and pointed a gun at him
When he was discovered by police on April 18, Price said he had been kidnapped by two white men who threw him into a van.
He said they placed a towel over his mouth which had been soaked in drugs to knock him out and that he could not remember the entire ordeal.
The men, he said, took him to his motorcycle shop, Hawg Pit Cycles in West Virginia, where he claimed they emptied his safe.
He claimed they pointed a gun at him and then stole his own firearm as part of the hold-up.
When police reviewed surveillance footage of the store which proved no such incident had happened, he changed his story to say he met up with a pagan motorcycle gang at a Mexican restaurant where he agreed to help them ship methamphetamine on coal trains.
Police then looked for surveillance footage of that meeting in the restaurant but did not find any.
The woman then came forward to say they had been planning to run away together since February.
Price reportedly owes $11million to three different people over this enormous, 20,000 sq ft home in Billings, Montana, which he developed in 2015. It was the largest home in Yellowstone County when it was built
In a statement on Wednesday, the US Attorney's Office of West Virginia said the man had been 'consensually with another person' throughout the alleged kidnap.
They have not named the woman.
Price is in custody on one count of knowingly and willfully making materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements and representations.
His bail has been set at $500,000.
In addition to running the motorcycle store, Price is known for building the largest home ever in Billings, Montana.
The enormous 20,000 sq ft, 20-bedroom property is worth an estimated $10.5million.
He has never owned it but was the developer. Records show that he owes $11million to three separate people i