Police continue search for Michigan escapees in Indiana

2 men escape from parolee program

KOKOMO, Ind. - Police are still seeking two men who escaped from a residential re-entry program for parolees in Michigan.

Kokomo police said Saturday that 32-year-old Kenneth Grauman and 23-year-old Gregory Bradshaw had not been captured.

 The Kokomo Tribune said police received reports two men matching the pair's description were seen Friday at a grocery store, a restaurant and a discount store in the city about 50 miles north of Indianapolis

   The pair slipped away from a Michigan Department of Corrections facility Sept. 29. Kokomo police say the men have stolen at least two vehicles and burglarized several houses. They were spotted in Kokomo after a stolen car from Michigan was recovered Thursday.

   Authorities say the fugitives may be with a 17-year-old girl and a 29-year-old woman.


The women at The Grocery Sack, in Kokomo, have taken on a new responsibility -- being police look-outs.

"So that when they do come in, we can call the authorities and make sure they get caught, because I don't want something to happen to my family or anything else," said The Grocery Sack clerk Janie Farr.

The clerks are keeping an eye out for the fugitives after police say someone spotted the men at the Markland Avenue location Friday.

The search for these escapees has taking police to every end of the city. Police say someone spotted Bradshaw and Grauman at Smokey Bones and at Target.

"I didn't realize that they were here looking for them, and I'm surprised. I mean, we're a small town," said a Target shopper who didn’t want to give her name.

Police say Bradshaw and Grauman dumped a stolen Ford Taurus in a Kroger parking lot, and stole a 2006 silver GMC pick-up containing two rifles. Police say the two fugitives may still be traveling in the pick-up.

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