Police are on the search for a New York man who escaped jail and is currently on the loose.

Police officials announced that Michael Burham who was arrested for raping and killing a woman in Jamestown, New York, and then carjacking a couple and forcing them to drive him to South Carolina has escaped from jail.

Police say people in the area should be vigilant, lock their doors, and contact local police if they see anything.

Burham was being held in the Warren County Jail on a $1 million bond.
He was arrested in South Carolina after a multi-state manhunt and is facing charges in New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
Burham was arrested in May after a tip came in from a homeowner in South Carolina.

The FBI said in a statement that "Burham was arrested near United Drive and Halfway Creek Road in the Huger community near the Berkeley-Charleston county line. He nor any first responders were injured. Authorities credit an observant resident for spotting Burham near his residence in rural Berkeley County and calling 911. Responding teams used K-9s to track Burham."

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He was recently moved to Warren County in June where he was arraigned on several different charges including three first-degree felonies; two counts of kidnapping and one of burglary.

If you have any information, you should contact your local police department.

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NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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