Newport News mother arrested after 5-year-old son found wandering in street

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A 25-year-old mother was arrested early Friday morning in Newport News after her five-year-old son was found wandering alone in the street.

Newport News Police say they were called to the area of River Road and North Avenue around 2:00 a.m. after a citizen had found the boy in the street.

The boy was fully-clothed and there were no reports that he was harmed or injured.

Officers took custody of the boy and searched the neighborhood for an hour and a half before the child’s mother was found inside a┬áresidence in the 9500 block of River Road.

The mother, identified as 25-year-old Kristy McClemmy, and her son, are currently homeless and were living in a detached garage at the residence.

McClemmy was arrested and taken to the Newport News Magistrate’s Officer where a warrant for Child Neglect was obtained. She was then taken to the Newport News City Jail where she is being held without bond.

The boy was turned over to Child Protective Services.



  • Gail

    Is it just me or does she look peeved that she’s been arrested & having to have her photo taken!! I guess her hopes of the Mommie of the year award are crushed!

  • trent

    Just think if she was from El Salvador the federal government would have given her kid back and gave her an EBT card. Wonder how far $3.8 billion would go to help homeless AMERICANS?

  • joan davis

    i was watching the4 news I notice that Bicanca is gone from news test. Had she quit or resign reansferred?

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