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Elgin man arrested in connection with kidnapping Richland County teen
May be connected to disappearance of Florida woman
Gabbiee Case - Law Enforcement
The Richland County Sheriffs Office, the FBI, Elgin Police Department and Kershaw County Sheriff Office helped search areas near Kelly Street, Elgin in hopes of finding Columbia teen Gabrielle Swainson. - photo by Denise Schnese
Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) deputies charged an Elgin man Tuesday with kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of a 15-year-old Richland County girl. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott identified the man as Freddie Grant, 52, of Kelly Road, in the town of Elgin. Grant is currently being held in Lexington County Detention Center on a federal weapons charge by U.S. Marshals.