According to the police in Memphis, a city located along the US Mississippi River, the video was shared online showing the two children getting out of pet kennels in the 3700 block of Elvis Presley Blvd Saturday evening.
They said she admitted to driving from Whitehaven to Collierville with her two grandchildren who sat in kennels in the back of her truck, reports CBS affiliate WREG-TV of Memphis.
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"I think she needs some help".
Speaking to local media, one neighbour said: "Shocking, it really is".
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According to authorities, there was no air conditioning in the back of the vehicle where the kids sat, and the children told police they were hot inside the kennels.
The citizen, who does not want to be identified, sent the video to Memphis Police.
"Cheeks further advised they also drove downtown, however she checked on the children periodically and later removed them from the kennel and put them in the rear seats of her her vehicle".
Cheeks was being held Sunday in the Shelby County Jail.
The children were 7 and 8-years-old, according to Cleveland 19 News.
Cheeks was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday morning.