Lexington woman charged with leaving two young children unattended

A Lexington woman was charged early Wednesday morning with two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor after leaving two small children unattended for almost two hours.

Police said in a news release that Cheryl Ingram, 30, was stopped at 176 West New Circle Road because of a "suspicious vehicle carrying an air conditioning unit," and police found two outstanding warrants.

She told the officer she had been watching her two step-sisters, ages 2½ and 3 months, during the evening and allegedly left them with a friend about 2 a.m. Police went to 1862 Dalton Court and found both children unattended.

The children were checked out by medical personnel and then turned over to their parents.

In addition to the charges of endangering the welfare of a minor, Ingram was jailed on charges of first-degree promoting contraband, possession of a controlled substance and giving a false name or address, according to the Fayette County Detention Center's Web site.