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10/8/2021 1:16:00 PM
Prisoner Awaiting Sentencing Hangs Himself

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release


LINCOLNTON, N.C. - A man who was in the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detention Center awaiting sentencing died by hanging overnight.

The incident was discovered by detention center personnel around 11:30 p.m. last night while they were collecting laundry from the prisoners. When they arrived at the secured cell where Randy Rinck Sr. was housed he was unresponsive.

Lincoln County EMS was dispatched to the scene and attempted lifesaving procedures but were unable to revive Mr. Rinck.

Randy Lee Rinck, Sr. 61, was arrested on September 28, 2021 in Richmond County after he failed to return to Lincoln County Superior Court after the first day of his trial. He was returned to Lincoln County the same day.

The incident is being investigated by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.



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