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Accused arsonist still on the run

August 10, 2003

Turner County- Twenty-nine year old Patrick Burwell escaped from the Turner County jail Thursday.

He claimed arsonists burned his Ashburn home in June and then spray painted it with racist graffiti. Police think Burwell set the fire himself to collect insurance money.

He and two others are also charged with operating a financial identity fraud ring in several middle Georgia counties.

Turner County Sheriff's officials say they are also searching the Macon, Warner Robbins and Atlanta areas for Burwell.

Anyone with information about Burwell should call the Turner County sheriff's office at 229-567-2401.

Posted at 3:30 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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