Crime & Courts

Woman accused of leaving two kids in the car in Rock Hill

Two young children, ages 2 and 4, had to be treated at the hospital for dehydration after police say their babysitter left them in a car, alone, for more than an hour.

According to a Rock Hill police report, officers were called to the Wells Fargo Bank along East Main Street Friday morning around 10:42 a.m. to the report of children inside a car.

Bank employees say the children were in the car for nearly 30 minutes before they noticed and called police. Officers checked the bank and the children didn't belong to anyone inside.

The childrens' babysitter, 21-year-old Mary Elizabeth Jaynes, was found at Corestaff, a nearby business that is a staffing and recruiting company. A Corestaff employee told police Jayne had been at the business for about an hour.

Jayne was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful neglect of a child.

Emergency officials were called out to the scene to treat the children for dehydration. They were then taken to the emergency room for further treatment.

Their mother was called by police and told what happened.