Gabrielle Swainson Case: Judge says evidence against kidnap suspect Freddie Grant is valid

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(CBS/AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. - A judge has ruled that bullets seized at the home of the man accused in the disappearance of South Carolina teen Gabbie Swainson, can be used against him on a federal charge separate from the kidnapping case.

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A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a warrant used to search the home of Freddie Grant, 52, was valid.

Grant is charged with kidnapping the 15-year-old Columbia girl, 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, which were found at his home as authorities searched 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.

Grant's trial on the federal charge is set for next month.

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