Darlington police arrest woman for leaving children in car

Shernette Lesane, courtesy Darlington police.

City of Darlington police arrested a 27-year-old Florence woman Sunday afternoon for unlawful Neglect of a Child.

According to Sgt. Kimberly Nelson, Shernette Lesane left minor children in a vehicle unattended "for an extended period of time placing the children at unreasonable risk of harm from heat-related injuries."

The children were unharmed, added Nelson.

Lesane is being held at the Darlington County Detention Center.

Nelson encourages the public to report any children you may see who are left unattended in a hot vehicle.