Colorado police: Michigan fugitives had meth lab

5:19 AM, Oct 12, 2012   |    comments
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Gregory Allen Bradshaw (left) & Kenneth Lee Grauman II (right)

ALLEGAN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Investigators say two men who escaped from a Michigan correctional facility have been captured -- with their girlfriends -- at a Colorado motel.

Deputy U.S. Marshals say Gregory Bradshaw and Kenneth Grauman were caught at a motel in Canon City, Colorado, Thursday.  The men's girlfriends, Laura Grauman and Brittany Rector, were also taken into custody. 

WZZM 13 talked to Steve Hetherington of the U.S. Marshals Service Headquarters on Thursday evening. Hetherington says deputy marshals and Michigan authorities developed information the two couples were likely in Colorado because one of the fugitives had ties to the area of Canon City. 

U.S. Marshals focused on the area by going to every motel in Canon City with photos of the two men and two women. Someone was able to recognize the fugitives and their girlfriends at the Budget Host Inn. The men and women were taken into custody without incident.

Canon City Police say the fugitives had a meth lab in their room, along with cash, guns and other weapons.  Officers evacuated the motel and are awaiting state authorities to remove the meth lab.

Hetherington also said that in addition to facing charges in Lake County and Allegan County, the men also face charges in Canon City due to things found in their hotel room at the Budget Host Inn.

Grauman and Bradshaw escaped from a parolee reentry program in Lake County on September 29.  They were believed to have hidden in Dorr Township in the days that followed their escape.

Previous Coverage - Search for escapees in Dorr Township

Police say the men stole a car last week from an Allegan County resident and drove to Kokomo, Indiana, where they and their girlfriends were recorded on a supermarket surveillance video.  Investigators say the men stole a truck and weapons in the Kokomo area. Hetherington told WZZM 13 that sometime between Kokomo, Indiana and Canon City, Colorado, the two men and two women stole a car in Iowa and swapped out license plates.

Previous Coverage - Police: Escapees steal pickup & rifles in Kokomo, Indiana

The fugitives and their girlfriends are expected to be extradited to Michigan.

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