Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Sunday, October 18, 2020 Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were called to a local medical facility to a reported assault which stemmed from a domestic violence incident.
When deputies arrived, they met with the victim and learned she had also been sexually assaulted as well. The victim went on to say she had meet the suspect, Akura Laquan Rickett, after he had bonded her out of jail. The victim said they then went to a home in eastern Iredell County where she was drugged, beaten, sexually assaulted and held there against her will.
The investigation was assigned to Detective C. James of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit. Detective James conducted several interviews and gathered evidence over the course of this investigation.
Based on the evidence obtained, felony arrest warrants were issued against. Akura Laquan Rickett, for Felony First Degree Kidnapping, Felony Human Trafficking, Felony Sexual Servitude, Six Counts of Felony Assault by Strangulation, Three Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver Controlled Substance, and Habitual Misdemeanor Assault.
WANTED BY THE IREDELL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Akura Laquan Rickett, 40 Years Old
Cleveland, North Carolina 27013
Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony First Degree Kidnapping
Six Counts of Felony Assault by Strangulation
Three Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver Controlled Substance
Felony Habitual Misdemeanor Assault
Anyone with information on where Rickett can be located is asked to call the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office 704-878-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.
Criminal history: Felony Accessory After the Fact, Two Counts of No Operators License, Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Driving While License Revoked, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, DWI Level 5, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, Misdemeanor Assault on a Governmental Official, Misdemeanor Assault on a Female.