NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches Police have arrested a woman accused of leaving her young children home alone for a substantial amount of time.
Pamela Ann Richardson, 24, of Nacogdoches is charged with abandoning a child, a second-degree felony.
According to the police report, the investigation began in November 2010 when a family member brought the children, aged 4 and 2, to the police station to report that Richardson had left them home alone for an undetermined amount of time.
Police contacted Child Protective Services, who turned the children over to the custody of a family member.
Police obtained a warrant for Richardson's arrest on Dec. 21. She was arrested on Monday.