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Thomas Evans to appear in Charleston County court on state charges Wednesday

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Two days after returning to Charleston to first face a judge in his federal kidnapping case related to the abduction of a 4-year-old Johns Island girl, Thomas Evans is expected back in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing in a state case against him.

Officials confirm Evans will be in Charleston County bond court Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., when authorities are expected to outline criminal accusations against him.

Federal court documents filed Tuesday show Evans faces a total of seven charges from the 9th Circuit Solicitor's office.

Neither Solicitor Scarlett Wilson nor Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis would say Tuesday what charges Evans will face.

Evans would be formally charged during an arraignment at a later date.

In his federal court appearance Monday, Evans was briefed on the federal kidnapping complaint against him. He went on to waive his right to preliminary and detention hearings, meaning he'll be staying behind bars at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center for the foreseeable future.

Evans has not been formally indicted on the federal kidnapping charge.

(Editor’s note: In light of additional details revealed regarding criminal aspects of this case, ABC News 4 has removed references to the victims’ names in order to protect their identities in the future.)

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