A Henrico mother was charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of child after police said she left her children, ages six and one, inside her hot car outside the Henrico County Courthouse. Laquanda Newby, 25, of Lynhaven Avenue, arrived at court Monday to turn herself in for a previous situation that involved leaving her children in the car.
“Had a citizen not alerted us to this, it’s a situation that would’ve turned out much differently,” Henrico Sheriff’s Capt. David Kinkle said.
On May 26, Newby was initially accused of leaving a child in her car while she shopped at the Sam’s Club at White Oak Village. When police arrived they found Newby by her car, but could not arrest her because the officer had not witnessed the alleged crime. Instead, the officer swore out a warrant if Newby promised to later turn herself in.
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