Woman Accused of Leaving Children in Hot Car Does It Again at Court Appearance

A Virginia woman arrived in court to turn herself after she had been charged for leaving a child in a hot and locked vehicle. However when she arrived for her court appearance, she was subsequently arrested and denied bail after police were tipped-off that she’d once again left two children in a vehicle parked outside the courthouse.

Laquanda Newby, 25, was issued three additional counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child, after authorities discovered she’d left the children in a car outside of the Henrico County Courthouse in 90 degree weather.

According to a report from the sheriff’s department, the children were found with all of the windows shut and dripping with sweat.

Fortunately the children, ages six and one, were not injured and were given water and snacks by officers until their father arrived to take custody.

Newby was arrested and booked into Henrico jail without bail.

She was originally summoned to appear in court after she allegedly left a child in a car while she went shopping back in May. Although when police at that time could not arrest her as she as the officers had not witnessed the alleged crime—by the time they arrived on the scene Newby had returned to her car.

Newby had agreed to turn herself in at the set court appearance.