He had some acute episode, or else feigned it. I think it was real.
Now that it is over and he is out of the "bobby hatch" he can fade into the background and apparently has done just that. If he wants the BPD to make a statement about him, he will have a long wait.
I would think that if he was 120 miles away that would be perhaps a two hour drive each way and would probably involve a gas purchase. He may well have been able to establish having used a credit card for dinner and for breakfast or something.