Her neighbors in Whitehaven say they haven't seen her since her face showed up in the video.
Cheeks allegedly confessed to authorities that she did indeed drive the children, only 7 and 8-years-old, on the trip which took approximately 35 minutes.
The children were Cheeks' grandchildren, according to the Associate Press. "If she did that, then that's out of character for her", another of Cheeks' neighbors, Eugene Richmond, told the local station. She seems like a nice lady. Although she's since been released on bond, she's due to appear in court this week.
The video was filmed by a concerned citizen who was passing by. "They're always outside playing with the dogs and stuff".
Cheeks said that she also drove with the kids in the kennels downtown, but checked on them periodically.