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Father arrested after children, 2 and 4, found home alone

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Richland police say a father is facing charges after two children were left at home alone Sunday morning. Richland police say a father is facing charges after two children were left at home alone Sunday morning.
Richland police received a call about the children around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Richland police received a call about the children around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
RICHLAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Richland police say a father is facing charges after two children were left at home alone Sunday morning.

According to Allison Clark with the Richland Police Department, Eric Mashone Russell, 30, is charged with child neglect. Russell is accused of leaving a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old alone at an apartment at the Richland Apartments complex. Russell is the 2-year-old's father.

Richland police received a call about the children around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Russell reportedly said he went to the next apartment complex to ask his brother for a ride to work.

The mother of the two children was at work at the time and isn't facing any charges.

Russell is out of jail on bond and has a court appearance scheduled for May 29.

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