ALLEGAN, Mich. (WZZM) - Allegan County Sheriff's officials believe two inmates who escaped from a Lake County jail facility last weekend are with their girlfriends.
Kenneth Grauman and Gregory Bradshaw escaped from the Lake County Residential Re-entry Program on Saturday. They were spotted near Dorr Monday afternoon. Police set up a perimeter in the area of 142nd Ave. and 21st St. butthe search was called off around 11 p.m.
Investigators believe Grauman is with Brittany Rector, 17, while Bradshaw is with Laura Grauman, 29. She is Kenneth Grauman's cousin. Police have not been able to locate either woman.
Lt. Frank Baker tells WZZM 13 it's not clear if Brittany Rector or Laura Grauman are traveling with Kenneth Grauman and Gregory Bradshaw, of if they only provided assistance to them.
Authorities believe the men are armed and dangerous and could pose a risk to Rector and Grauman, as well as the public.
A news release from the Allegan County Sheriff's Department reads, "These suspects have demonstrated a disregard for their safety andlaw enforcementis concerned about the girls who could be with the suspects. The suspects will likely continue to attempting to avoid capture which will be placing the safety of these girls at risk."
The U.S. Marshal's office is offering a reward of $500 to $1,500 for information that leads to their capture. Anyone who spots thefugitives or their girlfriendsis advised to call 911.