An officer, who was patrolling North Raleigh Street, found a 3-year-old boy wandering a store parking lot. After officers canvassed the area for the child's parent, officers found a friend of the child's family who provided a contact number for the boy's mother, Nicole Jones.
Police learned Jones was at an area nightclub and left her child unattended at her residence.
Jones was charged with misdemeanor child abuse, resisting a public officer and driving with a revoked license. She was held on a $6,000 bond.
The Edgecombe County Department of Social Services placed the child with a family member.