Kentucky’s ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Teens Will Face Charges in Their Home State

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Kentucky’s ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Teens Will Face Charges in Their Home State.

After a two-week long crime spree, Dalton Hayes, 18, and his 13-year old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, will be returning home to Kentucky to face multiple charges. Two teenage sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered cheques around the south east of America have been caught in Florida. Hayes, who was captured in Florida, relinquished his right to an extradition hearing and will be charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and custodial interference, according to NBC News.

During a first appearance hearing Bay County judge Shane Vann said “here’s the deal” to Hayes: he could agree to return to Kentucky, or stay in jail while authorities went through a formal extradition process. “I’ll sign the papers so I can go back to Kentucky,” Hayes said during the brief proceeding held via a video link-up between the Bay County jail and the Bay County courthouse. Florida’s Department of Children & Families was called to assist Panama City Beach Police but Phillips was not in the state’s custody, said DaMonica Rivas, a DCF spokeswoman.

The couple allegedly began their run from the law and their families earlier this month when they vanished from their small hometown in western Kentucky. Hayes and Phillips stole three pickup trucks during the spree — the last two, a 2006 Toyota Tacoma and then a 2001 Toyota Tundra, had guns inside, police said. It’s not clear exactly how many charges they will face, but police in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia jack and Kentucky are all weighing possible counts. Phillips’ charges will be handled in juvenile court, police said. “I want people to know that (Hayes and Phillips) are not violent individuals,” Martin said. “They did steal vehicles, but they would never actually physically harm anyone.

The girl “would go in and write checks, and she would come out with cigarettes and stuff, so I didn’t have any reason not to believe she wasn’t 19”, Martin said. He faces burglary and theft charges in his home county, stemming from an arrest late last year, according to court records in Grayson County, Kentucky.

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