Two Michigan Fugitives Appear in Colorado Court

Posted at 8:49 PM, Oct 24, 2012
and last updated 2013-02-20 13:01:16-05


Kenneth Grauman II and Greg Bradshaw, two fugitives on the run from Michigan for almost two weeks, appeared separately in court with their defense attorneys to receive the charges that have been filed against them by the District Attorney in Fremont County, Colorado.

Bradshaw appeared first, consulting with his attorney during the hearing. He’s charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor.

Grauman appeared second. He is charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor including possession of a weapon by a previous offender. When Kenneth appeared before the judge, he said little but did nod in agreement with his defense attorney.

Both men share four of the same charges including:

  • Unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing or sale of meth, which is a Class 2 Felony.
  • Felony theft for allegedly stealing a vehicle from Iowa
  • Misdemeanor theft for allegedly stealing a license plate from a car in Canon City, Colorado.

Both also face charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, in the case of 17-year-old Brittany Rector, who was on the run with them.  Tuesday, FOX 17 News was there when Brittany was released, her mom, who whisked her away after a bond hearing. “It was a long journey,” said Judith Olexa, Brittany’s mom.

Brittany agreed as part of her bond release to testify truthfully against Bradshaw and Grauman. Her mom said the family was there to support Brittany on the long road ahead.

While Brittany may be released on bond back to Michigan, Grauman and Bradshaw won’t be leaving Colorado anytime soon. When the judge talked about extradition in relation to Bradshaw.He said Bradshaw wouldn’t be going anywhere until he’s done with local charges.

The extradition case for both men trails the Canon City cases, so the men must be prosecuted here first and convicted before the extradition process can even begin to send them back to Michigan.

Meanwhile,  court documents revealed more about the charges Laura Grauman, the other woman who was on the run with the fugitives, is facing.

An affidavit from police indicates that when she was arrested, police thought she looked like she was on meth. They then went ahead and tested her. According to authorities, she was unable to be still and was very fidgety.

She gave a urine sample at the jail which tested positive for meth. She’s charged with possession of meth and unlawful use of the drug along with felony and misdemeanor theft for the stolen Nissan license plate.

Laura Grauman will next be in court on October 30, the men’s next court appearance will be November 7 in Canon City, Colorado.