PD: Man left 4-year-old home alone

Leonard Alphonso Johnson, Jr. (Photo provided by the Newport News Police Department)
Leonard Alphonso Johnson, Jr. (Photo provided by the Newport News Police Department)

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.

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