CONEWANGO, Pa. (WIVB) — The owners of a heroic canine named Tucker are $2,000 richer.
Thanks to Tucker’s barking in rural Pennsylvania, Ron and Cindy Ecklund were able to help authorities capture Michael Burham, the Jamestown homicide suspect who spent more than a week on the run after breaking out of the Warren County Jail. He was captured at gunpoint Saturday evening after attempting to fool the Ecklunds into thinking he was a camper.
The $2,000 reward comes courtesy of Warren County Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is a program that provides monetary rewards to those who help law enforcement solve crimes.
Learn more about the Buffalo chapter here, and see examples below:
- Up to $7,500 offered for info on March 24 homicide
- Crime Stoppers offering up to $7,500 for info on 2020 double homicide
- Up to $17K reward offered in deadly Colorado rock attack
Before Burham was apprehended, police said a total reward of up to $22,000 had been offered for information leading to his capture, with additional money coming from Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers and the U.S. Marshals. Their awards may be presented at a later date.
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