Michigan sheriff withdraws offer to wed fugitive couple in jail
LAPEER, Michigan (AP) — A Michigan sheriff who said he would wed a pair of bank robbery suspects in jail if they surrendered withdrew the offer after they were arrested in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Harold Holt and Elizabeth Bruman, both 24, were arrested Oct. 5 on warrants charging them with armed robbery in the Sept. 18 robbery of a bank in Deerfield Township, about 60 miles north of Detroit.
The couple was traced through telephone calls to a homeless shelter in Cheyenne, Lapeer County sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Parks said.
Sheriff Ron Kalanquin held a news conference at which he offered to marry the fugitives in jail if they surrendered before they attempted another robbery.
“That offer is off the table, since they did not surrender,” Parks said.
Holt and Bruman were being held in a Wyoming jail pending extradition to Michigan, a process that could take at least a week, Parks said.
Published in The Messenger on 10.17.07