Two Kansas brothers face charges after being arrested on the same day for apparently unrelated vehicle thefts.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that both 36-year-old Eric Dean McCracken and 32-year-old Keith Ray McCracken were arrested early Friday. Both are from Topeka.
Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said a deputy arrested Eric McCracken after stopping a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer for a traffic violation about 1:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities later learned the Trailblazer was reported stolen.
About 5 a.m., a Chevrolet Silverado that had been reported stolen was spotted and the driver fled. Authorities said Keith McCracken drove through yards before getting out and running. He was captured at a convenience store.
Police believe Keith McCracken was driving to the jail in the stolen Silvarado to post bail for his brother.