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Sumter mother reported missing turns self in, charged with child neglect

Shardae Evette Davis (Source: Sumter PD) Shardae Evette Davis (Source: Sumter PD)
Herbert Linwood Butler (Source: Sumter PD) Herbert Linwood Butler (Source: Sumter PD)
SUMTER, SC (WIS) -

A Sumter mother who was unaccounted for and was reluctant to return home because of an outstanding warrant has turned herself in.

Shardae Evette Davis was charged Friday with two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child. She was booked at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center. 

Sumter Police were called to Davis' home at Ritz Mobile Home Park on January 15 after a neighbor called to complain about a disturbance. Officers found a 2-year-old and a 5-week-old home alone. 

The kids were placed with family members.

Davis later contacted police to say she was okay, but she was reluctant to return because of outstanding warrant in Horry County for shoplifting. If convicted, Davis faces fines or more than 10 years in prison on each charge. 

Police continue to search for Herbert Linwood Butler, 34, who is wanted on a warrant for domestic violence. If you know where he is, contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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