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REIDSVILLE, N.C. -- A Reidsville mother is in jail after sheriff deputies said she left her two kids at home alone.

Deputies said the kids are 5 years old and 11 months old.

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office arrested 26-year-old Jessica Lynn Jessup after they found her two kids home alone Wednesday morning.

Deputies arrived to the mobile home around 10:30 A.M. and discovered the two kids had been home alone since 8 A.M. that morning when Jessup left to go to work.

The Department of Social Services placed the kids with a family member.

Jessup is charged with misdemeanor child abuse, Contributing to the delinquency of minors and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is in the Rockingham County jail and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 12th.

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