Arrest Made in Gabbiee Swainson Case, Bond Set

Suspect's daughter taken into custody for accessory after the fact


By Monique Williams

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO/RCSD) -- There has been an arrest in the disappearance of missing Midlands teenager Gabbie Swainson. Dominique Grant, daughter of suspected kidnapper, Freddie Grant, was arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact of a Felony, in connection with disappearance of Swainson.

Thursday night, a judge set a 300-thousand dollar assurity bond for Dominique.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott stated that on June 18, 2013, Gabbiee’s cell phone was recovered behind a Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, by a delivery driver. The sheriff stated that Dominique Grant placed the phone there with the sole purpose of planting evidence to throw off the investigation. The sheriff added that both Freddie Grant and Dominique Grant have information on what specifically happened to Gabbiee and are working together to destroy evidence and thwart the investigation.

During Freddie Grant’s trial, Dominique was chastised by the federal court for lying about the investigation and her efforts to harm the investigation. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the investigation into the cell phone determined that Dominique Grant was in Myrtle Beach days before the phone was recovered. Investigators have determined that Dominique Grant was in the specific area where the phone was found and that she and Freddie Grant are working together to hide what happened to Gabbiee on August 18, 2012.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will not stop until Gabbiee is found.

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