CHESTER, S.C. — The mom of two young boys found wandering alone in Chester, South Carolina, has been charged, according to the Chester Police Department.

Police report 26-year-old Ashely Barns was charged with two counts of unlawful neglect of a child. 

The children have been taken into Emergency Protective Custody. 

Police said this incident is still under investigation. 

Public Advisory********************** The... Chester Police Department needs your help in locating the parents or family of these two young boys. They were located on Hinton Street in the City of Chester, SC. If you have information concerning the whereabouts of the parents or any information pertaining to these children, please contact 803-385-5433.

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