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More arrests after wild weekend manhunt in Poconos

Published On: Aug 06 2013 07:22:47 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 06 2013 04:23:12 PM EDT

More arrests in Pocono manhunt


Police in the Poconos have arrested two more people in connection with a wild manhunt in Monroe County over the weekend.

Brothers Kyree Caldwell and Khylil Caldwell-Adams were charged for assisting in the escape of a handcuffed man -- Kenneth Botke.

Police say 24-year-old Caldwell cut Botke's handcuffs after he stole a police cruiser and shotgun on Saturday night in Pocono Summit.

Officials say Botke then gave the shotgun to Caldwell, who gave it to his younger brother, 18-year-old Caldwell-Adams.

Officials say Botke then hid it in the woods.


Sunday afternoon Botke was arrested after an attempted carjacking and kidnapping.

He was sent to prision under $250,000 bail.

The brothers were arrested Monday.

Caldwell was charged with criminal conspiracy to commit escape, hindering apprehension, receiving stolen property, possession of an instrument of crime and tampering with evidence.

He was taken to Monroe County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.

His brother, Caldwell-Adams, was charged with receiving stolen property, hindering apprehension, and tampering with evidence.

He was also taken to MCCF in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.