Kentucky teens suspected in crime spree across the South face charges after Florida arrests

One of the two teenage sweethearts from Kentucky suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks around the South awaited a first court appearance Monday in Florida, where they were captured over the weekend.

Eighteen-year-old Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, were arrested without incident before dawn Sunday in Panama City Beach. The two had eluded police in several states while raising alarm.

Norman Chaffins, the sheriff of Grayson County, Kentucky, where the teens live, says the teens should be extradited back to Kentucky by the end of the week.

On Monday, Hayes is scheduled to make an 8:30 a.m. court appearance via video hookup, according to the Bay County jail records in the Panama City area. Hayes was being held Sunday on a charge of custodial interference.