COLUMBIA (WACH/AP) â??The man who is facing kidnapping charges in the disappearance of Gabbiee Swainson will learn his federal sentence for his conviction of being a felon in possession of ammunition.
Fifty-three-year-old Freddie Grant was convicted of the federal charges on January 15, and day later was officially charged in the kidnapping of the 15-year-old from her Northeast Columbia home on August 18, 2012.
The federal charges came as a result of the investigation into the Swainson missing person case. Investigators of the case found a box of shotgun shells and a box of .38 caliber bullets in his home as they searched for clues. Grant, because of previous felony convictions, is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.
On February 8, Grant waived his right to a bond hearing on the kidnapping case, which was brought forward by a Richland County Sheriffâ??s Department investigation.Related Stories What Happened to Adriana? Elvia Swainson - In Her Own Words Private Investigators Search for Gabbiee
Gabbiee Swainson was last seen by her mother, Elvia Swainson, at about 3:30 a.m. on August 18, as she left for work. When she returned home 4 hours later, Gabbiee was gone.
Freddie Grant is also a person of interest in the disappearance of Adriana Laster , who was last seen in the fall of 2011. Laster was last known to live with Grant in his Elgin home. He has also been named as a person of interest by Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Mathews in the murder of Danny Wood.
(The AP contributed to this report)