Escaped Inmate Michael Burham Apprehended: Major Development in Manhunt

In a major development, the escaped inmate Michael Burham has been apprehended and taken into custody after nearly eight days on the run. The news was confirmed by police sources to various media outlets, including The Post-Journal and the Times Observer.[0] Burham, 34, had escaped from Warren County Jail on July 6, where he was being held on arson and burglary charges. However, he is also a suspect in homicide and rape cases in Jamestown, New York.[1] The police had been on a massive manhunt for Burham, who was considered armed and dangerous.

Burham's escape from the prison was a daring one, as he managed to climb on exercise equipment, go through a window, and scale down a rope made from jail bedding.[2] Surveillance footage captured his escape, showing him using sheets tied together to slide off the roof and onto a portico before jumping to the street. Authorities had offered a reward of up to $22,000 for any information leading to his arrest.[3]

Burham's capture comes after a series of manhunts and criminal activities.[4] He was previously accused of kidnapping an elderly couple at gunpoint in Pennsylvania and driving them to South Carolina.[5] He was arrested in May after a four-day manhunt in South Carolina.[6] However, he managed to escape from jail again, sparking another manhunt. Authorities had warned the public about his dangerousness and urged them not to approach him.[6]

Lt. Col. George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police, who had been leading the search efforts, had expressed confidence that they would capture Burham eventually.[7] He had stated that their strategy was to push him hard and force him to make a mistake.[8] Bivens emphasized that they would bring Burham back to the criminal justice system, and he urged him to surrender and not put anyone else in danger.

Burham's arrest was the result of a citizen tip received by law enforcement.[9] He was apprehended off Jackson Run Road in Warren County.[10] When he was taken into custody, Burham was still wearing his prison pants turned inside out, indicating that he had been on the run for an extended period of time.[11] Authorities described him as tired, dirty, and worn out.[12]

The capture of Michael Burham brings relief to the communities affected by his crimes and the law enforcement agencies involved in the manhunt. The investigations into the homicide and rape cases in Jamestown, New York, can now proceed with Burham in custody. The details of the arrest and the charges he will face following his arraignment are yet to be determined. However, it is clear that the authorities are determined to bring him to justice and ensure the safety of the public.

The case of Michael Burham highlights the importance of effective law enforcement and the collaboration between different agencies in capturing dangerous criminals. The U.S.[13] Marshals Service, Warren County Crime Stoppers, and Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers played crucial roles in offering rewards and generating tips that led to Burham's arrest. The diligent efforts of law enforcement personnel and the support of the public were instrumental in bringing this fugitive to justice.

As the investigation continues and Burham faces the consequences of his alleged crimes, the community can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that a dangerous individual is no longer on the loose. The arrest of Burham serves as a reminder of the tireless work of law enforcement officers to protect and serve their communities. It also reinforces the importance of public cooperation and engagement in ensuring public safety.

0. “Burham Taken Into Custody In Warren County | News, Sports, Jobs” Jamestown Post Journal, 15 Jul. 2023,

1. “Murder suspect described as ‘survivalist' escapes from jail weeks after being captured following prior manhunt” ABC News, 8 Jul. 2023,

2. “Man believed to be escaped prisoner captured on doorbell camera in northwestern Pennsylvania” WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa., 15 Jul. 2023,

3. “UPDATE: State police have ‘no reason to believe' Burham has left area”, 8 Jul. 2023,

4. “Pennsylvania State Police release video of Michael Burham sighting as manhunt continues” Fox News, 14 Jul. 2023,

5. “Police Searching for Murder Suspect Who Escaped Prison Using Bed Sheets” PEOPLE, 13 Jul. 2023,

6. “Michael Charles Burham: US inmate with ‘survivalist skills' in Pennsylvania jail break” BBC, 8 Jul. 2023,

7. “Escaped inmate with ‘survivalist skills' was not person in doorbell video but may be in the area, Pennsylvania police say” NBC News, 15 Jul. 2023,

8. “Ring doorbell video captures fugitive murder suspect Michael Burham, burning car on morning of Kala Hodgkin murder” New York Post , 11 Jul. 2023,

9. “Escaped inmate back in custody in NW Pennsylvania” WHIO, 16 Jul. 2023,

10. “UPDATE: Barking Dog Led To Apprehension Of Burham” Jamestown Post Journal, 15 Jul. 2023,

11. “Homicide suspect accused of escaping prison in Pennsylvania taken into custody” WPXI Pittsburgh, 15 Jul. 2023,

12. “State Police: Prison Escapee Michael Burham Taken into Custody”, 8 Jul. 2023,

13. “On the run: Timeline of Michael Burham's escape from prison”, 13 Jul. 2023,