A Deltona man faces a charge of child neglect for leaving two small children unsupervised Saturday in an apartment in Palm Coast.

Germain Faivre, 23, is accused of leaving his 2- and 5-year-old children alone in an apartment at Madison Green Apartments while he walked to a hotel to continue an argument with his girlfriend, Flagler County Sheriff's spokeswoman Debra Johnson said. His girlfriend is not the children's mother, she said.

Deputies responded to the apartment about 2:15 p.m. after a caller contacted the Sheriff's Office. One child said their father had gone to the store.

The state Division of Children and Families responded along with the children's aunt, who took custody of the children and took them to their mother in Daytona Beach, Johnson said.

Deputies arrested Faivre after determining the children had been left alone for about two hours, she said.