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Mother of abandoned children turns herself in

Keyundra Peels and Quincy Peels.....Source: RCSD Keyundra Peels and Quincy Peels.....Source: RCSD
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    Thursday, June 23 2016 12:52 AM EDT2016-06-23 04:52:43 GMT

    Quincy Peels has turned himself in to Pearl Police He was wanted for one count of felony child endangerment and two counts of felony desertion of a child under 18-year's old. He'll be held without bond until his initial appearance before Rankin County Judge Kent McDaniel.

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    Quincy Peels has turned himself in to Pearl Police He was wanted for one count of felony child endangerment and two counts of felony desertion of a child under 18-year's old. He'll be held without bond until his initial appearance before Rankin County Judge Kent McDaniel.

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) -

Keyundra Charon Battle Peels turned herself in to authorities at the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office shortly after noon on Thursday.

Peels will be booked on one felony charge of child abandonment and two charges of child desertion of a child under the age of 18-years-old. She will be held without bond until her initial appearance before Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel.

Quincy Peels has turned himself in to Pearl Police on Wednesday.

He was wanted for one count of felony child endangerment and two counts of felony desertion of a child under 18-year's old. He'll be held without bond until his initial appearance before Rankin County Judge Kent McDaniel.

The Peels' three children, ages 3, 7 and 10, were left in the area of Highway 80, at the Rankin/Hinds county line Monday afternoon.

The incident was called in by workers who observed a vehicle pull off of the roadway just after crossing the Pearl River Bridge into Rankin County. They said when the vehicle pulled off of the roadway, two men and two women exited the vehicle. 

One of the men began walking across the bridge back into Hinds County. 

The three children were left wandering along the roadside for over an hour before law enforcement was dispatched to the area. 

The kids were not initially able to give law enforcement contact information of the parents. Mississippi Department of Human Services was contacted to take custody of the children.

The parents were eventually identified as Keyundra Charon Battle Peels and  Quincy Montanna Peels. 

Investigators made contact with the two and instructed them to return to the scene. After waiting nearly two hours, the parents failed to return.

DHS placed the children with their paternal grandparents. 

Although they were left without water and shelter, the children did not require medical attention.

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