Kentucky teen couple Dalton Hayes, 18 and an underage Cheyenne Phillips, 13, were captured after an alleged ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ crime spree.
The two Kentucky teenagers, Dalton Hayes and Cheyenne Phillips, were caught in Florida after eluding capture while going on an alleged “Bonnie and Clyde”-like crime spree throughout parts of the South.
The two teens, believed to be ‘teenage sweethearts,’ were caught asleep in a Toyota Tundra in Panama City, Florida.
The Tundra, which was stolen in Georgia, is believed to be just one of at least three vehicles stolen by the teens throughout their alleged crime spree across the South which included North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and more.
Reportedly, Hayes told media from jail that he was not aware that Phillips was thirteen as she, according to him, said she was 18, going on 19.
Hayes’ family also claims that they did not know that Phillips was 13 years-old as she would come out of the store with tobacco products.
Hayes says his time with Phillips, which was fourteen days on the run, was ‘worth it’ except for leaving behind his niece and nephew.
Meanwhile, news has come out that the couple reportedly ran away together because an alleged abuse in the Phillips’ family.
Shawn Phillips, Cheyenne’s father, claims that the abuse allegations are “completely bogus.”
As far as charges, Phillips, being underage, is facing multiple charges in juvenile court while Hayes is up on burglary, criminal theft, criminal mischief as well as other charges.
Both teens face a ‘minor’ forgery charge for allegedly passing forged checks in South Carolina.