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Man accused of kidnapping Gabbiee Swainson heads to court

A man accused of abducting a Columbia teen last seen more than two months ago is expected in court on a federal ammunition charge.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A man accused of abducting a Columbia teen last seen more than two months ago is expected in court on a federal ammunition charge.


Records show Freddie Grant is scheduled to appear in federal court in Columbia on Tuesday.


Earlier this month, Grant pleaded not guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition.


Gabrielle Swainson was last seen by her mother at around 4 a.m. on August 18. That month, Grant was charged with kidnapping the missing teen after her blood was found on duct tape near his home.


Authorities also found .38-caliber bullets and shells for a 12-gauge shotgun -- ammunition Grant isn't allowed to have as a convicted felon.


Authorities have said Grant had dated the 15-year-old's mother and did yard work for the family.

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