The teens – identified as Cheyenne Phillips, 13, and Dalton Hayes, 18 – were spotted at a Manning, South Carolina, Walmart Monday, the Grayson County (Kentucky) Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities say Hayes and Phillips were traveling in a stolen red 2006 Toyota Tacoma that had a firearm inside.
Phillips and Hayes have been on the run since Jan. 4. Authorities reportedly said they destroyed thousands of dollars in property by plowing through a cattle farm and doing thousands of dollars worth of damage to the first truck they stole. They then allegedly stole the Tacoma.
Hayes' mother, Tammy Martin, told ABC affiliate WHAS-TV in Louisville that she's worried what the pair might do next.
“He's never went this long without contacting me, and it’s really very stressful. I'm just worried that they're not safe anymore,” Martin said.
Martin said the teens had been dating for about three months. The mother said she initially believed that Phillips was 19, not 13.