Newport News woman charged for leaving toddler sons home alone

Posted at 12:00 PM, May 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-05 19:33:14-04

A woman has been arrested in Newport News for child neglect after it was discovered that her children had been left at home alone.

According to Newport News Police, an officer spotted 25-year-old Leslie Danielle Chavez Martin while patrolling in the 800 block of Forrest Drive.

The officer knew that Martin was wanted out of York County, so he approached her and to confirm her identity.

It was then that the officer learned that Martin had left her two sons, ages 2 and 3, alone at her residence.

The officer accompanied Martin to her home and found the two boys locked in their bedroom without supervision.

Child Protective Services was notified and a family member took custody of the children.

Martin was charged with two counts of felony child neglect and also arrested on an outstanding capias warrant out of York County for misdemeanor assault and battery from an incident on March 11.