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U.S. Marshals Increase Reward up to $10,000 for Information Leading to Arrest of Warren County Escapee


Total combined reward available now up to $22,000 for Michael Burham

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For immediate release

Philip Cornelious, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

Western District of Pennsylvania
(412) 355-2456

*Update: Michael Burham was Apprehended on July 15, 2023**

Fugitive Michael Burham - Apprehended

Pittsburgh, PA - The U.S. Marshals Service is increasing its reward to up to $10,000 for information leading to the capture of the man who escaped the Warren County jail July 6, bringing the total reward available to $22,000. Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is also offering $10,000, and Warren County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,000.

The Marshals in the Western District of Pennsylvania, along with the Western District of New York and others are working with the Pennsylvania State Police to locate and arrest Michael Burham, who was being held on arson and burglary charges and was a suspect in a homicide investigation. He was also associated with a prior carjacking and kidnapping of a local couple.

Burham, 34, is the prime suspect in the May 11 shooting death of 34-year-old Kala Hodgkin inside her William Street home in Jamestown. He is also alleged to have set fire to another woman’s car in Jamestown.

Burham stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and a tiger tattoo on his right arm. He should be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information on Burham’s location is urged to contact law enforcement. Send tips to (814) 728-3600. Tips may also be submitted via the USMS Tips app.

Authorities urge the public to remain vigilant, keep doors and windows locked and review home security or doorbell camera footage for anything that might help locate Burham.

More than 15 federal, state and local agencies and over 200 law enforcement officers are actively involved in the manhunt, including the City of Warren police, Warren County EMA, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Warren County Sheriff, Chautauqua County Sheriff, Jamestown Police, Bradford Police and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s first federal law enforcement agency and is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations.

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