An Ohio teen couple, who authorities suspect of a crime spree across three states, was apprehended Saturday in West Virginia after police pursuit.
The sheriff’s office in Wyandot County, Ohio said the teens, identified as Triston Kindle, 16, and Rose May, 15, were in the custody of West Virginia State Police. The teens crashed a vehicle that had been stolen in Pennsylvania and fled on foot before they were caught, authorities said.
The teens, from Upper Sandusky and Sycamore in Ohio, had been reported missing Monday. Famiyl members had expressed fear for their safety.
West Virginia and Pennsylvania state police are jointly investigating a series of crimes that may be connected to the teens, including armed robbery, car theft and fleeing from police. Authorities did not immediately say if any charges were filed against the teenagers.
Sheriff Michael Hetzel told WTVG-TV earlier this week that the two fled Ohio in a stolen pickup truck after allegedly stealing shotgun shells from a Wal-Mart in Bucyrus. They allegedly continued toward Pennsylvania, stealing one or two additional vehicles and evading law enforcement possibly by hiding out in wooded areas.
Police were called Thursday to an armed robbery at the P&W mini-mart in Elizabeth Township in Pennsylvania, authorities told CBS Pittsburgh. An officer sustained minor injuries after grabbing a trailer hitch and being dragged before falling off, authorities said.
Elizabeth Township Police Chief David Kerestes said dozens of responders searched for the teens. He told TribLive.com that a similar manhunt was conducted in Brookville on Wednesday.
The teens' parents were notified their children had been apprehended and the parents traveled to New Martinsville, West Virginia, to meet with investigators, the sheriff in Ohio said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report