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Two brothers arrested on same day for stealing vehicles in separate incidents

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Posted at 1:37 PM, Dec 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-01 22:26:18-05

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.