A teenager from the east is in jail after authorities say he kidnapped and assaulted his pregnant ex-girlfriend.
Carteret County deputies say 18-year-old Aaron Brock of Newport is accused of assaulting the girl, who is a juvenile, by punching and kicking her in the stomach. He's also accused of displaying a knife during the ordeal.
Detectives say the incident happened earlier this month on Clements Drive in the Riverwoods Subdivision of Newport. Brock then left the area. He was arrested on Thursday by Rowan County Deputies.
The 18-year-old is charged with second degree kidnapping, assault on an unborn child, two counts of assault on a female, and communicating threats. Brock's bond was set at $10,000.