Good dog! Barking leads to capture of Upstate NY homicide suspect after Pa. jail escape

Michael Burham

This image provided by Pennsylvania State Police shows Michael Burham, an Upstate New York homicide suspect who used bed sheets to escape a northern Pa. jail after being captured. (Pennsylvania State Police via AP)


YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A couple checking out a barking dog on their northwestern Pennsylvania property led to the capture of an Upstate New York homicide suspect who had used bed sheets to escape from jail, authorities said.

Michael Burham, 34, was captured nine days after he fled the Warren County jail in the late evening hours of July 6 by climbing on exercise equipment, going through a window and scaling down a rope fashioned from jail bedding, authorities said.

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