NORFOLK, Neb. | A Norfolk, Neb., woman faces a criminal charge after she left her 5-year-old home alone while she went to a bar, police said.

Sarah F. Sheppard, 33, was arrested on one charge of child abuse.

Norfolk police said they found Sheppard’s daughter alone in an apartment on McIntosh Road Friday night. About 20 minutes later, at 11:38 p.m., they received a report someone -- later identified as Sheppard -- was causing a disturbance at The O Lounge, 1106 Riverside Blvd.

Police said Sheppard was intoxicated. She was arrested and taken to the Norfolk City Jail.

-- Molly Montag