HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg woman is behind bars and facing a $30,000 bond in connection with two counts of felony child neglect.
Lashuanda Kelley, 34, was taken into custody in connection with leaving two children under the age of 5 in a car at Cross Creek Parkway.
Officers were called when a witness walking his dog spotted a child in the back seat of the vehicle. When authorities arrived, the kids were checked out and appeared to be ok. Authorities were able to contact the father, and turned the kids over to him however Kelley was not located at the time of the initial call.
Later that night, officers located Kelley asleep in her apartment and took her into custody.