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Deputies: Woman left child in hot vehicle while she got her eyebrows done

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Jennifer Rena Holley (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center) Jennifer Rena Holley (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - A 29-year-old Sumter woman has been charged with cruelty to children after police say she left her niece in a hot vehicle while she got her eyebrows done.

Sumter Sheriff's deputies arrested Jennifer Rena Holley Wednesday after an anonymous caller notified them that there was a child in a hot vehicle in a shopping plaza on Broad Street extension. 

When deputies arrived to the Peach Orchard Plaza parking lot they found a 9-year-old female sitting unattended in a brown Chevy SUV with the engine off and the windows rolled up. 

According to the deputy who responded, the child was sweating profusely and the outside temperature was 91 degrees.

While the deputy was speaking with the child, Jennifer Holley emerged from L-T Nails and told the officer that the girl was only in the vehicle for a few minutes while she was getting her eyebrows done, according to the county incident report.

The officer says the suspect said that she had gone to three different stores and that she couldn't take the child with her because the little girl was wearing her pajamas.

L-T Nails employees told the deputy that Holley had been in the nail salon for at least 10 minutes before law enforcement arrived.

Holley was arrested and transported to the Sumter County Regional Detention Center on Wednesday. She was released on $250.00 bond Thursday.

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