(PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.) — Runaway Kentucky teens Dalton Hayes and Cheyenne Phillips were found asleep early Sunday morning in Florida in the 2001 Toyota Tundra they allegedly stole in Georgia, authorities said.
“The vehicle was surrounded by law enforcement and both Hayes and Phillips were taken into custody without further incident,” the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky said in a statement of the incident in Panama City Beach, Florida.
“The process has begun to get both extradited back to Kentucky to answer for multiple felony charges,” according to the statement. “In total, Hayes and Phillips were on the run for approximately 14 days. However, it should be noted that throughout the multi-state hunt for them, no civilian was injured, neither one of them were injured and no police officer was injured.
“Thanks to all of our media outlets for getting this story out. Special thanks to the US Marshal’s Service for their diligence and unwavering teamwork in bringing this potential volatile situation to a peaceful end.”
Panama City Beach Sgt. Emily Melton told ABC News that the teens and the vehicle were found in the parking lot of a local IHOP restaurant. Phillips’ parents were notified, Melton said, but because Hayes is a legal adult, his parents were not.
Hayes, 18, was charged with being a fugitive from justice and transported to the Bay County Jail to await extradition, according to Panama City Beach police. Cheyenne, 13, was placed in the care of the Florida Department of Children and Families, police said.
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