Daughter of accused kidnapper charged in Swainson disappearance
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:31:37 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- The daughter of the man accused of kidnapping Columbia teen Gabbiee Swainson last summer has been charged as an accessory in the case.
Dominique Grant is charged with an accessory after the fact in the kidnapping.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says a delivery driver found Swainson's cell phone behind a Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Myrtle Beach and investigators have determined Grant was in the area where the phone was found.
Lott says Dominique Grant planted the phone there to throw off the investigation.
Bond was set Thursday at $300,000 for Dominique Grant. The judge also issued a no contact order for the Swainson family at the request of Elvia, Gabbiee's mother.
Grant's father, Freddie Grant, was accused of kidnapping Swainson after the teen disappeared from her mother's Northeast Richland County home last August. Deputies found duct tape they say was covered in the then 15-year-old's blood, but have not been able to find the former Ridge View High School cheerleader.
Freddie Grant is currently serving a 17-year prison sentence on federal weapons charges. Investigators found ammuntion in his home last year during the search for Swainson. Grant, who is a convicted felon, is not allowed to have a gun or ammunition according to federal law.
Dominique Grant testified in federal court in that case earlier this year and was chastised by the court for lying about the investigation.
Sheriff Lott says the father and daughter are working together to hide what happened to Gabbiee Swainson.
A bond hearing is set for 8 pm Thursday at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
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