Sheriff: Kansas man drives stolen SUV to bail brother out of jail for stealing SUV

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Eric Dean McCracken and Keith Ray McCracken Eric Dean McCracken and Keith Ray McCracken

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.

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