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Man Charged With Robbing Mother, 2 Kids With Butcher Knife


A woman and her two small children were robbed by a man armed with a butcher knife.

Pitt County deputies say Remarto Rodgers, who they say is homeless, has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of second degree kidnapping.

It happened on Alexander Brown Road around 1:50 a.m. when the woman arrived home.

Deputies say they searched the area with a K-9 and found Rodgers a short distance from the victim's home.

They say Rodgers confessed and a substantial amount of property was recovered. Among items taken was cash, debit cards, cell phones and a coat.

The 42-year-old man was jailed on a $200,000 bond.


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