After 14 days on the lam, two Grayson County teenagers were captured by Florida police and federal marshals on Saturday night.
Dalton Hayes, 18, and Cheyenne Phillips, 13, were found asleep inside a stolen Toyota Tundra in Panama City Beach, Fla. shortly after midnight.
According to the Grayson County Sheriff's department, after the vehicle was surrounded by Panama City Beach police and U.S. Marshals, both Hayes and Phillips were taken into custody without incident.
"I spoke to Dalton and he was very scared, and he wanted to come home," said Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins. "He wanted me to come bring him home."
Chaffins said the teens were getting by on some cash found in a truck stolen in Georgia.
The two are being extradited back to Kentucky where they face multiple felony charges, the Grayson County sheriff's department said in a written release.
According to Bay County jail records, Hayes was held Sunday on a charge of custodial interference. He is scheduled for a first court appearance at 8:30 a.m. Monday.
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 juvenile has been taken to a safe location until arrangements with the family are made," Rivas said.
Hayes and Phillips, who were dating, vanished Jan. 3 from their small hometown in Western Kentucky. Since then, authorities believe the two traveled to South Carolina and Georgia before later being found in Florida. Along the way the two have allegedly stolen multiple vehicles, guns and checks.
When he hit the road, Hayes was running away from trouble back home. He faces burglary and theft charges in his home county, stemming from an arrest late last year, according to Grayson County court records.
The couple had been dating for about three months. Phillips told Hayes that she was 19, Hayes' family told the Herald-Leader last week.
The two were spotted Monday at a Wal-Mart in South Carolina, where the teens are thought to have passed two stolen checks, said Manning, S.C., Police Chief Blair Shaffer. They were seen in a vehicle that apparently was stolen from Kentucky, he told the Herald-Leader last week.
Authorities believe they then headed to Georgia and stole a pickup truck from the driveway of a man's home in Henry County, about 30 miles southeast of Atlanta. The homeowner awoke Wednesday to find his vehicle was gone, along with two handguns he kept inside, Henry County Police Lt. Joey Smith said Friday.
Hours later, another truck the couple is suspected of having stolen in another state was found nearby. It had been crashed through a fence and abandoned behind a vacant building on neighboring property, Smith said.
Grayson County sheriff's deputies said the 2001 Toyota Tundra the teens were found sleeping in late Saturday night appears to be the vehicle they stole in Georgia.
The sheriff's department said Sunday that during the time the two teens were on the run, no one was injured.
The Grayson County sheriff's office in the written release Sunday thanked the media for keeping the story in the headlines and also thanked federal marshals for helping track the two teens down.