Teen Crime Spree: Dalton Hayes, Cheyenne Phillips Arrested In Florida

The multi-state crime spree carried out by two Kentucky teens has finally come to an end.

Dalton Hayes, 18 and Cheyenne Phillips, 13, both from Kentucky, were reportedly taken into police custody after a multi-state crime spree that stretched from Kentucky to Georgia, before finally ending in Panama City Beach, Florida.

According to ABC News, Grayson Country Sheriff Officials said in a statement that Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, were arrested without incident around 12:10 a.m. Sunday morning in Panama City Beach Florida.

Authorities say that local law enforcement found Hayes and Phillips asleep in a 2001 Toyota Tundra that was stolen in Georgia. Bay County jail records show that Hayes was held Sunday on a charge of custodial interference, and his first court appearance has been scheduled for 8:30 Monday morning.

According to DaMonica Rivas, a DCF spokeswoman, Phillips was not in the state’s custody, stating that “the juvenile has been taken to a safe location until arrangements with the family are made.”

A previous report by the Inquisitr stated that on January 3, Cheyenne Phillips’ father called the police to report that his daughter hadn’t come home that night. From there, things just continued to spiral out of control, as the two teens decided to run from police. According to CNN, over the past few weeks, the couple is suspected of stealing three cars, two of which had guns in them, in various states.

The first vehicle was stolen in Clarkson, Kentucky. Jim McGrew has since come forward claiming that the truck belonged to him and that he witnessed the teens stealing it from his garage before crashing it into a fence and fleeing on foot. Not long after, the two were said to have stolen a Toyota Tocoma pickup truck with a firearm in it. That truck was later recovered in Henry County, Georgia, according to CNN.

According to the Inquisitr, after the Tacoma was abandoned on January 15, the teens were believed to be driving a stolen silver 2001 Toyota Tundra with a Georgia certified firefighter license plate.

Before their arrest, the couple was described as “increasingly brazen and dangerous.” Sheriff Norman Chaffins came forward and said he’d known Dalton Hayes and that the teen had a history of disciplinary issues.

“I know Dalton, and he has a history of making bad, bad decisions. I was the school resource officer before I was elected sheriff. Dalton is known to have disciplinary and defiance issues at the high school with authority.”

Reports states that officials are now working to get both Dalton Hayes and Cheyenne Phillips extradited back to Kentucky, where they both may face multiple felony charges.

Stay with the Inquisitr as more information on the teen’s crime spree becomes available.

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