DEPUTIES: Pitt County man threatens, kidnaps children
A man is facing charges after deputies say he kidnapped three people, including two children.
Pitt County deputies arrested and charged James Smith, 25, of Greenville, with kidnapping, assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats.
According to arrest warrants obtained by WITN, Smith kidnapped a person at least 16 years old and two children ages 8 and 9.
The warrants say that Smith threatened each victim with a gun and told the 16-year-old "I will blow your head off."
Smith has previously been convicted of robbery.
He appeared in court this morning and was placed under a $458,000 secured bond in the Pitt County Detention Center.
His next court date is scheduled for November 6.