ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Police said Barrica Anderson, the mother of the two children, has been charged with two counts of reckless conduct after her children were reported missing Tuesday.
According to officials, 8-year-old Tyvarsidi Lewis and Tavori Lewis Jr. were last seen around 12:30 p.m. in the afternoon on Patrol Drive.
Later police sent out units to search for the kids.
After about an hour and a half after the information was shared, officials reported that the two children were found and were safe.
Police reported that a relative stopped by the children's home around 1 p.m. Tuesday and found that they were home alone.
After leaving and coming back 15 minutes later, the relative saw that the two were still home alone.
Then the family member dressed the two kids and took them to their house after realizing they had been left alone for an extended period of time.
Anderson didn't call police until 5:30 p.m.
Tyvarsidi and Tavori stayed with their relative until she received a call that the news had broadcast their pictures and police were searching for them.
Anderson told police she went to the grocery store.
No other charges are expected to be filed at this time but the case is still under investigation.
The Division of Family and Children Services was also notified about the incident.
Anderson is being held at the Dougherty County Jail.