COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two northwest Ohio teenagers are charged as adults in Pennsylvania after an alleged three-state crime spree that authorities say ended only when the pair couldn't swim across the wide Ohio River.
The 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl from Wyandot County were captured Saturday in Tyler County, West Virginia. Authorities allege their six-day spree involved stolen vehicles, theft of ammunition from an Ohio Wal-Mart, an armed robbery and injuries to a Pennsylvania policeman.
Each teen is charged in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, with felony counts of aggravated assault and robbery. The girl also is charged with felony counts of criminal conspiracy, receiving stolen property and fleeing or trying to elude a police officer.
It's unclear if the teens have attorneys. They remained in a juvenile detention facility in West Virginia on Wednesday.
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Two Ohio teens are being held in a Wheeling juvenile detention center after being arrested in Tyler County over the weekend.
The West Virginia State Police say it all happened Saturday morning.
They say the pair, 16 year old Tristen Kindle and 15 year old Rose May were spotted driving a stolen pick up truck in Paden City.
Troopers chased the vehicle for 12 miles through Sistersville.
The stolen truck crashed into a parked vehicle. That's when the two teens took off on foot.
The chase led to the Ohio River, where the pair jump in and attempted to try to swim across. They had to turn around and return to shore when they realized they couldn't make it across to the other shore.
The pair were taken into custody.
Troopers say Rose has a handgun during the chase on foot.
They were charged with possession of stolen property and fleeing in a vehicle from police resulting in property damage.
The pair is also facing charges in Elizabeth Township in Pennsylvania and other charges in Ohio.