NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News man is accused of leaving his 4-year-old child home alone.
According to Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department, a neighbor called police on Thursday after finding a child in the hallway of an apartment on Dartmoor Drive. The neighbor told police he found the 4-year-old at 7:15 a.m., and could not find the child’s parents.
Investigators learned the mother of the child was at work, and left the boy in the care of his father, 36-year-old Leonard Alphonso Johnson, Jr. Police said Johnson left the child unattended in the home.
Johnson was charged with child abuse and neglect.