Warren, Pennsylvania (WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — Pennsylvania State Police enter eighth day of manhunt for escaped prisoner Michael Barham.
Barham, 34, escaped from Warren County Jail at around 11:20 p.m. on July 6 and, as of Thursday, July 13, had raised up to $22,000 for information leading to his arrest. A dollar bounty is offered.
PSP will hold a press conference on July 14 at 4:00 p.m. in Youngsville, Pennsylvania to provide an update on the investigation. You can read the full press conference below.
PSP Lt. Col. George Vivens confirmed at a press conference on Friday that Barham was seen in the Warren area from security footage provided.
The video is from the last few days and was reportedly filmed in an area south of the city of Warren. Watch the full security video below.
Based on the footage, police believe Barham changed the clothes he was wearing when he fled. He was last seen wearing an orange and white striped jumpsuit, jean jacket and crocs.
They also reported that Bahram preferred to travel at night, but noted that it was difficult to move quickly at night. Considering the time out, the weather, and the lack of food, the police weren’t surprised that Barham was slow to act. It looks like he’s injured too.
“I think the longer this goes on, the more disadvantaged he will be. But it’s not easy, and the more time goes by, the more difficult it becomes for him,” Vivens said.
At a press conference, Vivens said he had not yet received any additional information. A drone flying near the prison on the night of Barham’s escape. Other drones were also confirmed to have flown on the same day, but police are particularly interested in the timing and location of the drone’s flight near the prison.
Pennsylvania police have held daily press conferences since leading the investigation on July 8.
At a news conference on Thursday, state police showed photos of a bag believed to be Barham’s, which was found wrapped in a dark tarp and partially hidden under a log.
The bag, which reportedly contained clothing, food and survival supplies, was found in the woods in the Warren County area. Whether or not these items actually belong to Bluham has yet to be tested.
Michael Barham escaped from Warren County Jail. Climb on exercise equipment or use a bound sheet to escape through the window. After his arrest, he was held at the Warren County Jail on $1 million bail. Captured in South Carolina in May after a two-week search.
There were 87 inmates in the prison the night he escaped. The maximum number of such facilities is 140.
In light of the escape, Warren County Jail is planning security improvements and ongoing policy reviews of the facility.
These concerns led to an order for repairs to the roof of the prison yard, a 40-foot-by-40-foot cage-filled room on the top floor of the facility. Additionally, the space is to be enhanced with deterrence and security measures, and exercise equipment is to be removed and replaced with equipment that does not provide access to elevated locations within the facility.
according to U.S. Marshals websiteBarham is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and has a tiger tattoo on his right arm.
He was charged with raping and killing a woman, setting a car on fire in Jamestown, New York, then kidnapping an elderly couple at gunpoint in Warren County and taking them to South Carolina to avoid arrest. ing.
We encourage anyone with information about Burham to contact law enforcement at 717-265-9650 or 717-265-9651.
“I think he needs to surrender. We will, but we must surrender,” added Lieutenant Colonel Vivens.
Authorities are urging residents of the Warren area to stay vigilant, lock their doors and windows, and review home security and doorphone camera footage that could help pinpoint Barham’s whereabouts. He is armed and considered dangerous.
Law enforcement agencies are using drones, K-9s and helicopters to search areas where Barham is believed to be located. Now, more than a week after Barham went missing, hundreds of acres are being searched on foot, miles by plane, and other techniques are being used. Lieutenant Colonel Vivens said at a press conference on Thursday.
More than 15 federal, state and local agencies and more than 200 law enforcement officers active, including Warren City Police Department, Warren County EMA, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Warren County Sheriff, Chautauqua County Sheriff, Jamestown actively involved in the investigation. Police, Bradford Police, Pennsylvania Gaming Commission.
https://www.wkbn.com/news/pennsylvania/video-captures-burham-sighting-in-warren-area-psp-confirms-on-day-8-of-manhunt/ Video captured of Barham sighting in Warren District, PSP confirmed on day 8 of search