Man charged after 5 children left in hot car at SC Walmart

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FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – A man has been charged after five children were left in a hot car in the parking lot of the Florence Walmart.

According to the Florence Police Department, officers were called to Walmart at 230 Beltline Drive on Monday after a report about children left in a car in the parking lot.

Officers found five children under the age of 10 alone in a vehicle, police said.

James Anthony Williams was arrested in connection to the incident. Williams is a family member of the children.

Florence police say Williams was charged with five counts of unlawful conduct towards a child. He was also wanted for an outstanding warrant for Second-Degree Domestic Violence.

Williams was taken to the Florence County Detention Center where he was later released on a $2,000 bond.

The children were released into the custody of a different family member.

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