NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A woman is facing child neglect charges after her children were found alone, according to police.
Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department told WAVY.com officers were dispatched to a home in the 14500 block of Old Courthouse Way Tuesday around 12:30 a.m. for a report of child neglect.
There, they found a five-year-old boy, 3-year-old girl and 1-year-old girl. McPherson said the investigation revealed the children’s mother, Davonna Montegut, 26, of Newport News left them home alone for about an hour.
When police arrived, the children were sleeping and safe.
Montegut was arrested and charged with three counts of felony child neglect.