ALLEGAN, MI (WHTC) - The last chapter in an interstate fugitive saga that began in Baldwin and ended in Cañon City, Colorado nearly a year ago has apparently been written.
Allegan County Circuit Court Judge Kevin Cronin yesterday sentenced Lauralee Grauman to 11 months in jail, three years of probation, and over six thousand dollars in total fines and restitution. The 29-year-old Allegan woman had pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a home burglary and auto theft of a residence in Dorr last October 2nd, with various causes leading to the sentencing being pushed back three times before the judgment was rendered.
Grauman and 18-year-old Brittany Rector had helped their boyfriends – Gregory Bradshaw and Grauman’s cousin Kenneth – in the men’s flight from justice after they had escaped a state corrections program in Lake County. They allegedly committed various crimes across several states before being captured at a motel west of Pueblo, where meth lab materials were seized. All four agreed to plea deals in Colorado, with Bradshaw and Kenneth Grauman currently serving 18-year prison sentences there.
Rector, who had also pleaded guilty to similar charges in the Dorr incident, was sentenced in July to a year in jail, as well as the other stipulations that Lauralee Grauman had received yesterday.