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Man sentenced for false imprisonment

ALBANY, Ga. -- A Dougherty County man with a history of offenses was convicted Thursday of false imprisonment and battery and ordered to serve five years in prison, plus another five on probation, officials say.

According to Greg Edwards, Dougherty County district attorney, Vashon Lafayette Olds was found guilty of false imprisonment in Dougherty Superior Court. He was found not guilty of aggravated assault and intent to rape, Edwards said.

The charges stem from February 2009, when Olds shared living arrangements with the victim, Lakeysha Tinch, 32, and her young child, officials say.

"Olds believed he had a romantic relationship with the victim," Edwards said. "When (Tinch) went out with another man there was a confrontation afterward and that's when he bound her with industrial plastic ties."

According to Edwards, when Olds threatened to rape Tinch then kill himself, she managed to talk him into releasing her. Afterward, she called the police.

Officials say that because of Olds' past criminal record, There will be no chance of early parole in his five-year prison order. In addition, Olds will remain in the Dougherty County Jail awaiting trial for aggravated assault and aggravated sodomy in an unrelated offense.