LEITCHFIELD (CBSMiami/AP) – Dalton Hayes, one of the two teenage sweethearts arrested in Florida for an alleged multistate crime spree of stolen cars and checks, has returned to Kentucky to face several charges including statutory rape.
Dalton Hayes, 18, according to the local news outlets, was crying during his arraignment Thursday afternoon at the Grayson County courthouse.
He pleaded not guilty to charges that included statutory rape, custodial interference, criminal mischief, trespassing, theft and burglary. In addition, he was appointed a public defender and given a $250,000 cash bond.
Hayes was arrested in Panama City Beach on Saturday, two weeks after he disappeared with his 13-year-old girlfriend.
Authorities say they suspect the two of stealing vehicles and writing stolen checks while they were on the run. The girl is expected to face charges in juvenile court.
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