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The man accused of abducting 4-year-old Heidi Todd from her Johns Island home after beating her mother last month is expected to face seven charges in state court, according to documents filed Tuesday.

The federal court paperwork lists seven identifying numbers of state arrest warrants, but it does not give the exact criminal charges for 37-year-old Thomas Lawton Evans. He already faces a federal count.

Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, the state prosecutor who authored one of the documents, declined to comment Tuesday. A spokesman for Charleston police, the agency leading the local probe, could not immediately be reached for comment.

In the filing, Wilson asked the U.S. Marshals Service to transfer Evans to local custody Wednesday and Thursday so he can appear in court on the new charges.

"There's conduct that is alleged that is not covered by federal statute," Wilson had said earlier this week after Evans made his first court appearance on a federal kidnapping charge. "We want to make sure that all the allegations are covered."

The U.S. Attorney's Office signed off on the request, which was approved by U.S. Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant.

Evans remained Tuesday at the Charleston County jail, where he was booked after the initial hearing a day earlier in U.S. District Court.

He is accused of attacking Heidi's mother Feb. 13 as she returned to her Johns Island home with three of her children. Evans then took Heidi but left her mother and two younger siblings, authorities said.

Police rescued Heidi the next day in Alabama. Evans was arrested a short time later in Mississippi.

Authorities said he had targeted the family at random. Badly beaten, Heidi's mother was released from a hospital two weeks later.

Evans, a felon, had been freed from state prison Feb. 1 to serve the rest of a 10-year sentence on community supervision in the Upstate. A woman from Boiling Springs, the Spartanburg County community where Evans had been living after his release, remains missing.

Officials said they believe Evans used the woman's car in the kidnapping.

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.