The television show leads to more leads as Jamestown police continue their search for Michael C. Barham, a person of interest in the May 11 slaying of Calla Hodgkin at 125 William St., Jamestown. On Sunday, the city’s police department announced it was working with Pennsylvania State Police and authorities in South Carolina on the case.
More information will be released when appropriate, the department said.
On Saturday, investigators were looking to speak with the person(s) who transported Barham from the area in Warren County. It is possible that those helping Barham, 34, were unaware of the situation at the time of the transport and did not know they were helping a wanted, dangerous fugitive. Investigators are asking those people to contact the Jamestown Police Department so investigators can talk to them about the situation and their knowledge of Barham’s whereabouts.
Investigators are also asking anyone who knows who helped Braham to contact them so the department can work to bring those responsible for aiding and abetting the wanted fugitive to justice. The police said in their press release that investigators from several regional departments have interviewed friends and family locally and do not believe that Barham’s immediate family will help Barham in any way.
“We are looking for the people who arrested Barham and got him out of the state to contact us directly.” Jamestown Police Capt. Robert Samuelson told the Post-Journal on Saturday. “Because of the belief that he is armed and dangerous we need to do this as soon as possible so that we can secure his custody wherever he is.”
Barham’s search was released on Friday “On Patrol: Live” And a section about the case is available on the Jamestown Police Department Facebook page.
Based on the investigation and surveillance video from Jamestown and Warren, Jamestown Police Department investigators said in a news release Saturday that Barham used a rental car from a Warren business, which he claims drove to the scene of the murder. had gone Police say Barham then rented a firehouse on Fulton Street and returned to Warren the morning after the murder. Jamestown police are in possession of the rental car. Police also report that Barham left the rental agency and checked out of a hotel in Warren. Based on the information received by the police, it is believed that Barham was then grabbed by at least one person and removed from the area.
“Because of the national attention this case is receiving right now, we’re getting a lot of tips from all over the country about Barham’s whereabouts.” Jamestown police said in a news release.
Barham is still considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Michael C. Barham or who may have assisted him in his escape is asked to call the Jamestown Police Department at 716-483-7537 or anonymously at 716-483-8477 Contact via TIPS line. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.