ICSO: Felony sex assault related crimes


Date/Time of Offense: September 27, 2020 through October 18, 2020.

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony First Degree Kidnapping, Felony Human Trafficking, Felony Sexual Servitude, Six Counts of Felony Assault by Strangulation, Three Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver a Controlled Substance, Felony Habitual Misdemeanor Assault

Location of Incident: Eastern Iredell County

Suspect(s): Akura Laquan Rickett, 40 Years Old, 309 Alexander Street, Mooresville, North Carolina 28115

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on October 18th, 2020 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office by a female who stated she hadbeing sexually assaulted. 

When the responding Road Patrol Deputies arrived at the victim’s location, she told the deputies she had been held against her will, thenrepeatedly sexually assaulted, given drugs, and physically assaulted at 106 JD Lane in eastern Iredell County.

The investigation was assigned to Detective C. James of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit. Detective James spoke with the victim, located and conducted several witness interviews. A search warrant was executed at 106 JD Lane, and several items of evidence were seized consistent with information the victim had provided about the assaults.

Based on all of the evidence received through this investigation, Detective James was able to receive numerous Felony Arrest warrants on the suspect, Akura Laquan Rickett for: Felony Degree Kidnapping, FelonyHuman Trafficking, Felony Sexual Servitude, Sic Counts of Felony Assault by Strangulation, Three Counts of Felony Sell or DeliverControlled Substance, and Felony Habitual Misdemeanor Assault. 

Rickett was arrested by Deputy G.E. Wyatt on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Rickett appeared before Magistrate R. Imes who issued a 500,000.00 dollars secured bond on these charges.

Mr. Rickett’s criminal history includes Assault on a Female, Resisting Public Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Maintain a Vehicle for Sale of Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Communicating Threats, Carrying Concealed Weapon, Aid and Abet Armed Robbery and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. 

Mr. Rickett was taken into custody by Iredell County Sheriff’s Office on April 27th, 2021. Mr. Rickett went before Magistrate Imes and received a $500,000 secured bond. 

Akura Laquan Rickett, 40 Years Old

309 Alexander Street

Mooresville, North Carolina 28115


Criminal history: Felony Accessory After the Fact, Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Assault on a Governmental Official, Misdemeanor Assault on a Female, and numerous driving related charges. 


Author: Heather Gessler