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Woman charged with leaving children alone

 

An Augusta mother was arrested Friday after leaving her children home alone while she went to a nightclub.

Police discovered the children, ages 9 and 5, had been left unattended when the 9-year-old called 911 to report what sounded like gunfire near their home on the 2000 block of Second Avenue, according to a police report.

The girl told a deputy that her mother, Lashonda Mobley, left her and her brother by themselves to go to Club Cream. Ms. Mobley, 26, had been gone for more than two hours, the girl said.

Ms. Mobley arrived home about 45 minutes after police arrived.

Her children were turned over to the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services. Police charged Ms. Mobley with contributing to the deprivation of a minor.

Augusta motorist is carjacked by 4 men

An Augusta man reported that he was carjacked early Thursday.

According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the 21-year-old said he had stopped at a stop sign on Kissingbower Road a little after 2:45 a.m. when four men surrounded his vehicle.

Two men in front of the vehicle pulled out black handguns. The victim was told to exit the vehicle, and he complied. The suspects then got in and drove away, turning onto Gordon Highway heading east.

The car is a gray 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and has a Global Auto Sales paper tag. The suspects were described as black, around 5 foot 7 inches with thin builds, and wearing all black. Two of the suspects were also wearing camouflage jackets.