COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A man charged with kidnapping a Richland County teen is appealing his 17-year prison sentence on a federal ammunition charge.
Court documents filed Monday show that an attorney for 53-year-old Freddie Grant has asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to consider his client's case.
Grant was sentenced last week for having shotgun shells and .38 caliber bullets in his home when it was searched by authorities looking for Gabbiee Swainson.
The teen has not been seen since August, and Grant is awaiting trial in her abduction. Authorities say Grant had dated the girl's mother, and duct tape with Gabbiee's blood was found near his property.
Grant's criminal record makes it illegal for him to have guns or bullets.