GALIVANTS FERRY, SC (WBTW) – Two Horry County children were left home alone for hours recently and the mother of the pair has been arrested.
According to an Horry County police report, a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy were found home alone in Galivants Ferry on July 11 by a relative.
Deanna Hilburn, 29, of Galivants Ferry was arrested Saturday and charged with unlawful neglect of a child.
Police said the children didn't know how long they were left alone and they had no way to contact someone in case of an emergency.
Hilburn is currently being held at the J Reuben Long Detention Center.