Teen accused in crime spree charged with statutory rape

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Fugitive Teen Due in Court Monday

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) - One of two teenagers suspected in a multistate crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks has returned to Kentucky to face several charges including statutory rape.

Local news outlets report 18-year-old Dalton Hayes 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, Florida, 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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Teen accused in crime spree charged with statutory rape
A teenager is facing charges for his suspected involvement in a multistate crime spree that involved statutory rape, car theft, and stolen checks.
In this frame grab from video provided by the Bay County Courthouse, Dalton Hayes appears in court via a video link-up between the Bay County Jail and the Bay County Courthouse, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Panama City, Fla. Hayes and his girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips were arrested early Sunday in Panama City Beach, and are suspected of committing a string of crimes. (AP Photo/Bay County Courthouse)
This booking photo provided by the Bay County Sheriff's Office shows 18-year-old Dalton Hayes following his arrest, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Panama City Beach, Fla. Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend are suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South, and both have been taken into custody. The couple vanished from their small hometown in western Kentucky earlier this month. (AP Photo)
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In this frame grab from video provided by the Bay County Courthouse, Dalton Hayes appears in court via a video link-up between the Bay County Jail and the Bay County Courthouse, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Panama City, Fla. Hayes and his girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips were arrested early Sunday in Panama City Beach, and are suspected of committing a string of crimes. (AP Photo/Bay County Courthouse)
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In this frame grab from video provided by the Bay County Courthouse, Dalton Hayes appears in court via a video link-up between the Bay County Jail and the Bay County Courthouse, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Panama City, Fla. Hayes and his girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips were arrested early Sunday in Panama City Beach, and are suspected of committing a string of crimes. (AP Photo/Bay County Courthouse)
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The red pickup initially stolen by the teens, as seen in a South Carolina Walmart parking lot. (Grayson County Sheriff)
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In this frame grab from video provided by the Bay County Courthouse, Dalton Hayes appears in court via a video link-up between the Bay County Jail and the Bay County Courthouse, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Panama City, Fla. Hayes and his girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips were arrested early Sunday in Panama City Beach, and are suspected of committing a string of crimes. (AP Photo/Bay County Courthouse)
In this frame grab from video provided by the Bay County Courthouse, Dalton Hayes appears in court via a video link-up between the Bay County Jail and the Bay County Courthouse, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Panama City, Fla. Hayes and his girlfriend Cheyenne Phillips were arrested early Sunday in Panama City Beach, and are suspected of committing a string of crimes. (AP Photo/Bay County Courthouse)
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