Freddie Grant (Image: Richland County Detention Center)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A man suspected of kidnapping a Columbia teen has been sentenced on a federal ammunition charge.
A federal judge sentenced Freddie Grant, 53, to 212 months (17.6 years) in prison Thursday afternoon.
Freddie Grant, 53, was found guilty back in January of being a felon in possession of ammunition.
Richland County deputies found a box of shotgun shells and a box of .38 caliber bullets at Grant's home back in August, while searching for signs of Gabbiee Swainson.
Swainson has been missing since August. Sheriff Leon Lott has said repeatedly that he believes Grant took Swainson from her home last August. Investigators say Grant had been in a relationship with the girl's mother.
Investigators say Swainson's DNA was found in Grant's home in Elgin.
Grant has not yet gone on trial for charges connected to her disappearance.
Grant's attorney, John Delgado, says he plans to appeal Grant's conviction on the ammunition charge.