Brittany Rector Released, Mom Talks

Posted at 8:52 PM, Oct 23, 2012
and last updated 2013-02-20 13:01:23-05


The youngest member of the fugitive group that was on the run for around two weeks is heading back to Michigan with her family.

A judge in Colorado released Brittany Rector, 17, to her parents on personal recognizance bond Tuesday morning. The judge also cited a number of other stipulations.

The decision follows her involvement in the cross-country trek taken by Rector, her boyfriend 32-year-old fugitive Kenneth Grauman II, Greg Bradshaw, 23, and his girlfriend Laura Grauman, 29.

FOX 17 was able to see Brittany Rector for the first time today in court. She was wearing a green top and grey pants issued by the facility she was held in. She was then seen leaving in a pink hoodie with her family to return to Michigan.

The 17-year-old didn’t say anything to our cameras, but did agree in court before Judge Robert Freeman to certain stipulations in order to return to Michigan including;

  • She cooperate fully with law enforcement officials on the case
  • She testifies truthfully against her co-defendants which include the other fugitives
  • She must also be evaluated for a drug treatment program
  • She must work toward getting her high school diploma
  • She is not allowed to drive
  • She is not allowed to have contact with the co-defendants and their families

Rector must attend her next court date which will be scheduled in mid-January in Colorado.

Her family says she’s extremely happy with the outcome and is looking forward to helping Rector start her recovery process.

Her mother, Judith Olexa, told us just before court that she wasn’t sure what the outcome would be.

“We’re excited, but we just want to get her home, she’s got a long road ahead of her,” Olexa said.

We’ll have more from Colorado tonight at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. on FOX 17 News.