Michael Charles Burham escaped jail using bed sheets: Cops

Michael Charles Burham (Warren County, Pennsylvania and Berkley County South Carolina)

Law enforcement authorities in the northeast are once again searching for a man suspected of committing a spate of violent crimes in multiple states who they say escaped from a Pennsylvania prison late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

The escaped inmate, Michael Charles Burham, was being held in the Warren County Prison — about 11 miles from the state’s northern border with New York — on charges of kidnapping, arson, and burglary and is also wanted as a suspect in cases involving homicide, rape, false imprisonment, and arson in Jamestown, New York, which is less than 10 miles from the state’s southern border with Pennsylvania. His escape occurred just a few weeks after he was the subject of a previous multi-state manhunt in which it took local and federal authorities several days to find Burham and take him into custody.

He was being held on $1 million bond since he was extradited back to Pennsylvania on June 19.

Prosecutors in Warren County on Friday morning charged Burham with an additional count of escape, a level three felony, court records show.

According to a press release from the Jamestown Police Department, prison officials on Friday morning discovered that Burham had somehow escaped from the Warren County Prison. They say he was last seen at about 11:20 p.m. Thursday evening wearing an orange and white striped jumpsuit along with a denim jacket that reads “Warren County Jail” across the back and a pair of Crocs. He is considered “very dangerous,” and the authorities are asking the public to “be vigilant and report anything out of the ordinary.”

Michael Charles Burham escaped jail using bed sheets: Cops

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