Former Pender Co. detention officer charged with extortion

Source: Pender Co. Jail
Source: Pender Co. Jail

Posted by Debra Worley - email

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Authorities have arrested a former Pender County Detention Officer after a week long investigation.

Sherwood Anthony Pickett, 33, is charged with extortion, attempted sex offense by custodian and solicitation for crimes against nature.

According to the Pender County Sheriff's Office, an individual reported to the county jail to serve a weekend sentence but was not allowed into the jail because he was not on time.

Pickett's shift at the jail ended shortly after the individual left.  He is accused of making contact with the individual by going to his residence.

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