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Man Convicted Of Sex Offense, Assault While Not In Court, Arrested Tuesday
Randy Lee Rinck, Sr.
Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Man Convicted Of Sex Offense, Assault While Not In Court, Arrested Tuesday

A Lincoln County man who was found guilty by a jury in Lincoln County Superior Court last week has been taken into custody. 61-year-old Randy Lee Rinck, Sr. of Barsdale Lane in Lincolnton, who was out on bond, has not been sentenced because he failed to return to court after the first day of the trial, as previously reported on WHKY.

Rinck was arrested Tuesday (September 28) on a bench warrant in Rockingham by the police department and Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. He was turned over to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and returned to Lincoln County. Rinck was on trial for multiple charges including sexual assault. The charges were filed in connection with an incident that occurred over the weekend of February 13 and 14, 2021.

On February 15 deputies were dispatched to a residence on Barsdale Lane, Lincolnton, NC after a woman ran to a residence and asked the occupant to call 9-1-1 because she was being held against her will. She remained with the caller until officers arrived on the scene.

The victim told deputies that she had gone to the residence of Randy Rinck, Sr. at 2166 Barsdale Lane, Lincolnton, NC on Saturday night to visit. While together she told officers she and Rinck went riding around and during that time Rinck began drinking alcohol and started assaulting the victim. When they returned to the residence Rinck threatened her with a knife and refused to let her leave.

He continued to assault her during the weekend which resulted in two black eyes and small cuts on her body. During the assaults, a sexual offense occurred. The victim was able to escape to a neighbor’s house February, at which time law enforcement was contacted.

Rinck was found guilty of second degree forcible sexual offense and assault with a deadly weapon. He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center without bond pending sentencing.