(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — The man who was accused of several violent crimes as well as escaping the Warren County Jail this summer has pleaded guilty in Warren County Court on Thursday.
According to the Warren County District Attorney’s Office, Michael Burham pleaded guilty to numerous felony charges including kidnapping, unlawful taking, terrorist threats, burglary and escape. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person.
This comes after Burham pleaded not guilty to a list of charges, including kidnapping, in September.
“The defendant was on the run for nine days in an attempt to evade justice,” said Attorney General Henry. “I commend the efforts of Pennsylvania State Police who took this defendant into custody, as well as my team, the Warren County District Attorney’s Office, and the City of Warren Police Department, for their work in holding the defendant accountable for his many crimes.”
A Warren County Judge will sentence Burham on Jan. 5, 2024.
Burham was originally wanted by Jamestown police back in May in connection to a sexual assault and homicide incident. He was later captured in South Carolina and extradited to the Warren County Prison.
Then on July 6, Burham escaped from the prison. According to authorities, Burham tied about eight bed sheets together to lower himself down to the ground from the roof. He was later captured after a nine-day manhunt.
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