Richmond County sheriff's deputies responding to a report of child abandonment at 6:30 a.m. found the door open, feces on the porch and walls, trash everywhere and two bathtubs filled with water, the report said.
Deputies located Cameshia Towns, mother of two of the children, in another building. Towns told deputies she'd left the children sleeping about 1 a.m.
Kateshia Allen, the mother of the other two children, was arrested when the Chrysler she was riding in stopped at a store on Washington Road.
The women, both 23, are charged with contributing to the deprivation of minors. The children were in protective custody with the Department of Family and Children Services.