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.