Man accused of raping woman, holding her hostage for four days

A Newport man is under arrest, charged with kidnapping and raping a 33-year-old Morehead City woman.

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 55-year-old Steven George O’Neill on Tuesday. He’s booked into jail on a $1 million bond and made his first appearance in court on Monday.

CCSO spokesperson Nick Wilson said the woman was visiting O’Neill home. When she tried to leave, authorities say O’Neill took her phone, barred the door and repeatedly raped and assaulted her over the course of the next four days.

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