Convicted murderer faces sex charges

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — A Fairmont man who spent 17 years in prison after being convicted of murder is now charged with rape and other sex crimes.

According to Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brian Duckworth, Dennis Ray Oxendine, 42, of 1824 Horne Camp Road in Fairmont, was charged Thursday with second-degree rape, second-degree forced sex offense, incest and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Robesonian does not publish the names of alleged victims of sex crimes.

The charges were brought after a grand jury on Monday handed down two true bills of indictment.

An investigation was launched by the Sheriff’s Office after it was contacted on June 15 by officials at Southeastern Regional Medical Center concerning an assault of a female. The crimes are alleged to have happened in the Fairmont area.

Oxendine was jailed under a $200,000 bond. His first court appearance was scheduled for Friday.

Oxendine has a long criminal history, including convictions for armed robbery, felony malicious assault in secret and second-degree murder. He was sent to prison for second-degree murder on Oct. 9, 2001, and released on Nov. 8, 2017. He was on parole until Aug. 5.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Sgt. Detective Deidre Hardin with the Special VictimsUnit of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3140. Callers can remain anonymous.


Staff report