Mr. Oan Geraldine Berry
11:21am – Saturday, July 8, 2023
Officials said Saturday a “very dangerous” inmate who used bedsheets to escape from Warren County Jail in northwest Pennsylvania is still being searched by authorities.
Michael C. Barham is accused of tying up bedsheets and using gym equipment as he fled on Thursday.
Barham’s escape from prison was reported to Warren County commanders by another inmate at 11:26 p.m. Thursday, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday morning.
Warren Police said Barham was last seen wearing a blue denim prison-issue coat, white and orange trousers and orange shoes.
“The public is asked to stay vigilant and report anything suspicious. Barham is considered dangerous and should be avoided,” Warren City Police wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. rice field.
Police said Barham was a suspect in a murder investigation from Jamestown, New York, north of Warren and is suspected of fleeing the area after her death, sparking a multi-agency investigation. , ended with an arrest in South Carolina on May 24.th.
Barham is charged with kidnapping an elderly Warren County couple on May 20 and snatching an SUV at gunpoint.th He was due to travel to South Carolina, but has not been charged with murder. Barham, who was last seen in Russell, Pennsylvania, near Warren, has been in prison on $1 million bail in Warren County Jail since June 19 for his kidnapping.th.
This is a developing story.
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