Man jailed for beating and kidnapping pregnant ex-girlfriend

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Investigators say a Newport, NC, man has been arrested in Salisbury after beating and kidnapping his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Aaron Dean Brock, 18, was arrested Thursday in Rowan County on warrants from Carteret County.

Brock was booked into the jail just after 3:00 pm and charged with communicating threats, second degree kidnapping, assault on an unborn child and two charges of assault on a female.

Bond is set at $10,000.

Deputies say Brock fled Carteret County after the incident. The name of the girlfriend was withheld because she is a juvenile, according to Carteret County Sheriff's Office.

Brock is accused of punching and kicking the girl in the stomach while also holding her against her will and displaying a knife, according to the report at the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.

The incident allegedly occurred on Clements Drive in the Riverwoods subdivision in the town of Newport.

It is not known why Brock was in Rowan County.