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For Immediate Release

Contact:
October 11, 2012 Western Michigan, Steve Hetherington (616) 732-2710;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Michigan Escapees Captured in Colorado

Grand Rapids, MI – The U.S. Marshals, the Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) Absconder Recovery Unit, and the Canon City, Colo., Police Department announce the arrest of two escaped Michigan DOC offenders from Lake County, Mich.

Kenneth Lee Grauman, 32, and Gregory Allen Bradshaw, 23, broke out of a minimum security facility in Baldwin, Mich., Sept. 29.

The pair fled from police on at least three occasions in Michigan since the escape and are believed to be responsible for numerous home invasions and at least one stolen vehicle in Allegan, County, Mich., during their flight from authorities.

Investigators from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the Michigan Department of Corrections Absconder Recovery Unit, the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department, the Allegan City Police Department, and the Michigan State Police have been looking for the pair since they were spotted in Allegan County Oct. 1.

The Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the local and state law enforcement agencies conducted a joint fugitive investigation and developed information that the fugitives were likely in Colorado.

Information was forwarded to the U.S. Marshals in Colorado and a joint investigation was initiated with the Canon City Police Department and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department. Information was developed today that indicated the fugitives were in Canon City, and at approximately 7 p.m. (EST), Deputy U.S. Marshals and local officers observed the fugitives at a motel in Canon City. The fugitives were taken into custody by the Pueblo, Colo., SWAT Team without incident.

The fugitives’ girlfriends, Laura Lee Grauman and Brittany Rector, were also located during the arrest. The two have been arrested and will be charged in Fremont County, Colo.

Grauman and Bradshaw are being held at the Fremont County Jail awaiting extradition to Michigan on their felony charges.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Grand Rapids is comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, the Michigan State Police, the Grand Rapids Police Department, and the Michigan Department of Corrections Absconder Recovery Unit.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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