While on the run, the teenagers stole three vehicles in various states, two of which had guns inside. What had authorities most concerned is that while running, the couple’s behavior became increasing more brazen and dangerous. As stated by Norman Chaffins, Sheriff and former school resource officer, Dalton went to the same school and has a history of making very bad decisions.
In high school, Dalton was extremely defiant to school officials and was known to have disciplinary problems. More recently, he was charged with a burglary and while on the run with under-aged Cheyenne was out on bond for that crime.
It all started on January 3 when Cheyenne’s family reported her missing from the Clarkson Kentucky home. Following, authorities spoke with Dalton’s family only to learn that he had not been heard of since a text message on January 6. Law enforcement put two and two together and with Cheyenne being a minor child, the hunt began.
To get out of Clarkson, the couple stole a truck. According to the owner, Jim McGrew, the vehicle was stolen out of his garage. Shortly after fleeing, the truck was wrecked into a fence, causing roughly $7,100 damage. At that time, Dalton and Cheyenne ran on foot only to steal a Toyota Tacoma truck one hour later but this time, there was a firearm inside.
Authorities discovered the second truck just south of Atlanta in Henry County Georgia. During the first week, the teenagers were captured on surveillance at a Wal-Mart Store in Manning, South Carolina and then at some point, they stole a Toyota Tundra belonging to a local firefighter that contained a .45 and .38 caliber gun inside.
In an official statement from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department in Kentucky, the couple was found sleeping in the last truck they stole. Quickly, the vehicle was surrounded by law enforcement officials with both teenagers taken into custody without any problem.
At this time, officials are working to get Dalton and Cheyenne extradited to Kentucky where they both face a number of very serious felony charges. Cheyenne is still in custody in the state of Florida at the Department of Children and Families while Dalton is in jail.
In addition to the charges for the stolen vehicles, Dalton could face kidnapping and other charges because of taking an under-aged girl across multiple state lines. If it is proven that the couple was intimate, rapes charges could also apply.