ROCKINGHAM — An accused sex offender was extradited to Richmond County on Wednesday to face criminal charges.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, investigators received reports on June 18 alleging that 24-year-old Lamar Juwan Spinks, of Marlboro County, South Carolina, had “inappropriate contact with a juvenile under the age of 16.”
Investigators obtained a warrant for Spinks’ arrest, charging him with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child, on July 16 and entered his name as a wanted person into the National Crime Information Center database, according to a press release.
Spinks was reportedly arrested by the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office and held in the detention center there as a fugitive until waiving extradition.
He was booked into the Richmond County Jail where he is being held on a $25,000 secured bond. Spinks is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 18, according to jail records.
Online court records in North Carolina show Spinks has no other pending charges.
A search of South Carolina court records shows Spinks has no previous or pending charges in Marlboro, Chesterfield, Dillon, Florence, Darlington, Marion or Horry counties.
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Spinks was convicted in 2014 on felony charges of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering in Scotland County.
He was initially given probation, which was revoked several months later, leading to him serving less than a month behind bars.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.