Woman left children alone on New Year's Eve, police say

An Augusta woman who police say left her children at home alone to go partying on New Year’s Eve has been arrested.

Lashanda Denise Mobley, 26, of the 2000 block of Second Avenue, is charged with two counts of contributing to the deprivation of a minor, according to jail records.

A sheriff’s report says that the mother left her two children at home to go to Club Cream.

Ms. Mobley’s 9-year-old daughter called 911 after hearing what sounded like gunshots outside their apartment. An officer responded to the call and found the girl and a 4-year-old boy at the apartment by themselves. The mother arrived back home after she had been gone for over three hours.

The children were placed in the custody of a family member by the Division of Family and Children Services, the report says.

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