Newport News mother charged with child neglect after kids found home alone

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A 26-year-old Newport News mother has been arrested and charged with felony child neglect after her three children were left at home alone late Monday/early Tuesday.

Police say officers responded to the home in the 14500 block of Old Courthouse Way at 12:34 a.m after a family member found the children alone.

Investigation revealed Davonna Montegut had left the 5-year-old, 3-year-old and 1-year-old home alone for approximately an hour.

All three were sleeping and safe when officers arrived.

Montegut was arrested and charged with three counts of felony child neglect.

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