Minden mom accused of leaving son alone at home
MINDEN (AP) – A woman has been charged with leaving her 12-year-old son alone in their Minden home while she was on a business trip to Los Angeles.
Kandee Johnson is accused of leaving the boy unsupervised for one or more days in a house littered with dirty dishes and food remnants.
The 31-year-old Johnson awaits a Feb. 3 court hearing on a charge of child endangerment.
Douglas County sheriff’s deputies were called to the house on Nov. 8 by a neighbor who observed the boy and a 12-year-old friend tossing burning materials over a fence.
The neighbor claimed the juvenile’s mother was never around.
The criminal complaint alleges the boy and his friend had access to materials to create a “hand-held flame thrower” from an aerosol can of hairspray.