Man Wanted By Iredell County Sheriff’s Office For Sexual Assault And Kidnapping

CLEVELAND, N.C. — Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office say they are looking for 40-year-old Akura Rickett in connection to a reported sexual assault that stemmed from a domestic violence incident.

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Akura Rickett

Police say Rickett has been issued felony arrest warrants for first degree kidnapping, human trafficking, sexual servitude, six counts of assault by strangulation, three counts of selling or delivering a controlled substance, and for a habitual misdemeanor assault charge.

Deputies say they responded to a local hospital on Sunday, October 18th, after the victim in this case reported an assault following a domestic violence incident.

The victim says she met Rickett, after he bonded her out of jail, and he took her to a home in eastern Iredell County where he drugged, beat, sexually assaulted, and held her against her will, according to a news release.

Iredell County Sheriff’s Office officials say Rickett is a wanted person, and police ask anyone with more information on Rickett’s whereabouts to call the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.