Friday, August 9 2013 2:07 PM EDT2013-08-09 18:07:01 GMT
Gabbie Swainson was scheduled to walk into Ridge View High School on Thursday as a sophomore and an honors student, but she never showed up.Much talk has been made about how Gabbie recently made the JVMore >>
Gabbie Swainson was scheduled to walk into Ridge View High School on Thursday as a sophomore and an honors student, but never showed up.More >>
Friday, August 9 2013 2:05 PM EDT2013-08-09 18:05:55 GMT
The man accused of kidnapping 15-year-old Gabrielle Swainson is also being questioned in the disappearance of a 28-year-old woman in September.Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Tuesday that FreddieMore >>
The man accused of kidnapping 15-year-old Gabrielle Swainson is also being questioned in the disappearance of a 28-year-old woman in September.More >>
Friday, August 9 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-08-09 15:25:18 GMT
Dozens of Elgin residents gathered at a local church to pray for the safe return of 15-year-old Gabbiee Swainson and to lift up her mother in strength. For more than a week, members of Right DirectionMore >>
Dozens of Elgin residents gathered at a local church to pray for the safe return of 15-year-old Gabbiee Swainson and to lift up her mother in strength.More >>
Friday, August 9 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-08-09 15:24:35 GMT
The man accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old Columbia girl is also considered a person of interest in an October, 2011 fatal shooting in Lugoff.Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews tells WIS News 10 that investigatorsMore >>
The man accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old Columbia girl is also considered a person of interest in an October, 2011 fatal shooting in Lugoff.More >>
Thursday, January 10 2013 1:34 PM EST2013-01-10 18:34:53 GMT
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has announced an arrest in the disappearance of Gabrielle Swainson.The 15-year-old vanished without a trace from her Northeast Columbia home on August 18.Lott said 52-year-oldMore >>
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has announced an arrest in the disappearance of Gabrielle Swainson, but the teenager hasn't been found yet.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -
Sheriff Leon Lott says state, local, and federal officials continue to work diligently to locate missing teen Gabbiee Swainson.
Meanwhile, Gabbiee's mother, Elvia Swainson, is holding out hope that her only child will be found safe.
Swainson said late Tuesday that she is upset, but is not giving up on her daughter.
"In this time, in this moment, it's gotten a little harder for me and I am still staying strong through God that's the only person that's helping me stay strong," said Swainson.
The 15-year-old disappeared from their Tamara Way home during the early morning hours of August 18 during a 3-4 hour period when she left the home to get some work done.
Authorities said Tuesday morning that 52-year-old Freddie Grant, a man who did yard work for the family, had been arrested and charged with kidnapping. Forensic evidence shows he took Gabbiee from the home and took her to his house in Elgin, investigators said.
Grant was Swainson's boyfriend, according to authorities. Grant's sister said the two had an "on again, off again" relationship.
Swainson would not take any questions about the arrest of Freddie Grant, but said over the phone Tuesday night that she is focused on her faith and finding her daughter.
"There's nothing impossible for God, number one," said Swainson. "Number two, everyone needs to continue to believe that she is going to walk through my door soon. Very soon. That is my expectation."
Meanwhile Richland County deputies and federal agents continue to comb the Elgin area following up on leads in the case.
Hundreds of officers spent most of Tuesday searching.
But they did not actively search the area Wednesday. Investigators removed the crime tape from around Grant's home.
Investigators are in the lab now processing evidence they found Tuesday. Deputies are following up on tips and conducting more interviews.
Swainson is using her time to spread the word about Gabbiee's case. She says she's grateful to the community for its support and to law enforcement for dedicating resources to help find Gabbiee.
Meanwhile, Grant moved to waive his right for a hearing on an ammunition charge that he was booked for when arrested on the kidnapping charge. Grant also consented to be held without bond until further court proceedings.
If you know anything about Gabbiee Swainson's disappearance, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:14:03 GMT
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.Council member Moe Baddourah was the lone "no" vote. CouncilMore >>
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:34:40 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:33:22 GMT
A Sumter County man died in a fire at his home early Wednesday morning. The Sumter County Fire Department says crews were called to the home in the Runnymede subdivision, off Highway 15 north of SumterMore >>
A Sumter County man died in a fire at his home early Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:11:12 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>