Toddlers found walking alone in York County

Melissa Marie Johnson (Photo by Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Deputies have charged a mother with abuse and neglect of a child after her two toddlers were found walking down a street alone.

Capt. Jim Richardson with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office told deputies were dispatched to Hedgerow Lane in the Foxwood subdivision around 11:50 a.m. Saturday for a report of the children walking down the street.

The children, ages two and four, were located and identified. Deputies tried for more than 20 minutes to get someone to come to the door at the home.

Richardson said not long after, a relative arrived home and at that time the mother of the children came to the door. The mother, identified as Melissa Johnson, was arrested and charged with two counts of abuse and neglect of children.

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