40-year-old Akura Laquan Rickett of Alexander Street in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, human trafficking, sexual servitude, assault by strangulation (six counts), the sale or delivery of a controlled substance (three counts), and habitual misdemeanor assault.
Rickett was arrested after a report was filed with the Sheriff’s Office on October 18 of last year regarding a female who said she had been sexually assaulted beginning in late September 2020. When Deputies arrived at the victim’s location, she said she had been held against her will, then repeatedly sexually assaulted, given drugs, and physically assaulted at an address on J.D. Lane in eastern Iredell County.
Detectives spoke with the victim and conducted several witness interviews. A search warrant was executed at the J.D. Lane address, resulting in the seizure of evidence consistent with information provided by the victim.
Warrants were issued for Rickett’s arrest. He was taken into custody Tuesday (April 27) and jailed under a $500,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on May 4.