Wilmington police arrest a man for assault and rape

Wilmington police arrest a man for assault and rape
A man accused of assaulting and raping a woman in the 600 block of Harnett Street Sunday, May 17, has been arrested. (Source: WPD mugshot)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A man accused of assaulting and raping a woman in the 600 block of Harnett Street Sunday, May 17, has been arrested.

On Monday, officers with the Wilmington Police Department (WPD) arrested 55-year-old Dewey Lamont Pickett in connection with the assault and rape.

The victim, who knew the suspect, accused Pickett of assaulting and raping her and was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center because of the severity of her injuries.

WPD charged him with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree forcible rape, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault by strangulation.

Bond information is not yet available.

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