NEWPORT NEWS -- A Newport News mother was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly left her three young children home alone.

Police charged 26-year-old Davonna Montegut with three counts of felony child neglect.

A family member contacted police after finding Montegut's 5, 3 and 1-year-old around 12:30 a.m. in the 14500 block of Old Courthouse Way, authorities said.

Police said the children were found safe and sleeping. They believe the children were left alone for about an hour.

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