Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:07 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:07:27 GMT
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating after a West Columbia police officer shot and killed a man with a handgun Monday night.The incident happened at approximately 11:15 p.m. afterMore >>
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating after a West Columbia police officer shot and killed a man with a handgun Monday night.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:24 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:24:25 GMT
Richland County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the community's assistance in identifying a woman who is wanted for fraud.According to Sheriff Leon Lott, the suspect stole a debit card from a customerMore >>
Richland County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the community's assistance in identifying a woman who is wanted for fraud.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:59:54 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingMore >>
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.More >>
By MEG KINNARD
COLUMBIA, SC (AP/WIS) - Bullets seized at the home of a man accused in the disappearance of a Columbia teen can be used against him on a separate federal charge.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a warrant used to search the home of Freddie Grant was valid.
Grant is charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Gabbiee Swainson, who is still missing. Authorities say Grant took the teen Aug. 18.
Grant is a convicted felon and is not allowed to have the bullets found at his home. The ammunition was found as authorities searched his home for evidence in the teen's disappearance.
Attorney John Delgado had argued that authorities did not give all relevant evidence to the judge who authorized the search warrant.
Shortly after Richland County investigators began trying to determine why the 15-year-old vanished from her home in mid-august, a note turned up close to the kitchen sink.
It read: "I need to bounce out of here."
Delgado suggests the note, in handwriting at least resembling Gabbiee's, was an indication she could have been a runaway. It became part of his argument in an attempt to convince the judge Grant's home was illegally searched.
Grant's trial on the federal charge is set for next month.
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