This Nov. 8, 2019 booking photo released by Escambia County Jail shows Ibraheem Yazeed in Pensacola, Fla. (Escambia County Jail via AP)
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing is scheduled for a man charged in the kidnapping of a missing college student who's the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris.
Ibraheem Yazeed is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday.
Yazeed is charged in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. She was last seen Oct. 23 in Auburn, Alabama. She hasn't been found.
Prosecutors on Tuesday filed a motion seeking permission to take a DNA sample from Yazeed. A judge said he will hear arguments on the request Wednesday.
Blanchard's car was found abandoned more than 50 miles (90 kilometers) away. Police said the car contained evidence that Blanchard had suffered a life-threatening injury.
The charging document says a witness identified 29-year-old Yazeed as the man he saw force Blanchard into a car.
This undated file photo released by police in Auburn, Ala., shows Aniah Haley Blanchard, 19, who is missing. An Alabama judge has denied bond to a suspect in the disappearance of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris' missing stepdaughter, Aniah Blanchard. Court records filed Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, show that Lee County District Judge Russell K. Bush denied bond to 29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed, who's is charged with first-degree kidnapping. According to charging documents, police in Auburn, Alabama, said the passenger area of Blanchard's car had blood evidence showing someone had suffered "a life-threatening injury." A state forensics lab determined the blood was Blanchard's. (Auburn Police Division via AP, File)