(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — Michael Charles Burham has escaped from the Warren County Jail. He was last seen July 6 at approximately 11:20 p.m. wearing an orange and white striped jump suit with crocks and a denim jacket. Burham is considered very dangerous.
Police are urging citizens to lock their doors, stay vigilant and call 911 if anything is out of the ordinary.
“Law enforcement resources are all cooperating on this incident as well as resources from new york state and PA are in cooperation. The inmate was last wearing orange and white overalls and crocs and a denim jacket. He’s considered very dangerous,” said Cecile Stelter, Warren County public information officer.
According to a Warren County official, Barham was able to escape from the recreation room by climbing on exercise equipment and escaping through a metal gated door. He then tied bedsheets together, which he used to lower himself to the ground.
Authorities believe he is on foot and have searched the Warren area. However, they say the suspect is a survivalist and can last several days in the woods.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department anonymous tip line at 716-483-8477.
Michael Burham is currently facing 26 charges, including eight felonies in Warren County, after allegedly raping and killing a woman in Jamestown, New York, setting a car on fire and kidnapping an elderly couple at gunpoint that lead authorities on a multi-state manhunt.
Burham was captured in South Carolina on May 24.
He was held in the Warren County Jail on a $1 million bond, and his preliminary hearing was set for July 11 at the Warren County Courthouse.
Warren City Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Warren County EMA, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Warren County Sherriff, Chautauqua County Sheriff, Jamestown Police, Bradford City Police and Pennsylvania Game Commission are currently assigned to this case.
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