CAÑON CITY, CO (WHTC) - There’s been some movement in the case of four fugitives from Allegan County captured two weeks ago in Colorado. A 17-year-old girl, Brittany Rector, was reportedly released from state juvenile custody yesterday and reunited with her family. She was allegedly the girlfriend of Kenneth Grauman, a man 15 years her senior, and had been indoctrinated into meth use by him after being brought to him by his cousin while he was jailed in Michigan.
The two, along with his cousin Lauralee Grauman and her boyfriend, fellow con Gregory Bradshaw, were arrested at a motel west of Pueblo, with an active meth lab discovered in the process. Bradshaw and Kenneth Grauman had escaped from a state correctional program in Baldwin in late September, and the four had allegedly stolen a number of vehicles and broken into several residences over a number of states before their capture.
Rector was released with stipulations that she finish high school, stay away from controlled substances, and return to Colorado in January to testify against the other three, who face various charges. Bradshaw and Kenneth Grauman, currently held on 600 thousand dollars bond, have a scheduled preliminary hearing today; prosecutors in Colorado say that the two won’t be extradited to Michigan until local charges are settled. Lauralee Grauman is held on two thousand dollars bond and has a preliminary hearing next Tuesday.