Bath, N.Y. (WENY)-- The Pennsylvania man accused of killing a Big Flats man in a home invasion during a multi-county crime spree back in November was arraigned in Steuben County court on five charges this morning.
Curtis Burrows, 32-years-old from Tioga County, pleaded not guilty to all five charges he's facing. Burrows is charged with Kidnapping, Robbery, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and two counts of Grand Larceny. Burrows is also facing multiple and more serious charges in Chemung County, including murder. In Chemung County, Burrows the charges include 2nd degree Murder, three counts of Burglary, two counts of Robbery, Criminal use of a Weapon, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and two counts of Grand Larceny.
On the night of November 2nd, Burrows allegedly attempted to abduct a woman at gunpoint near Lando's in Corning. She was able to get away without being harmed. Burrows allegedly stole the women's vehicle and drove to a relative's home in East Corning but left shortly after.
According to the Sheriff's office, Burrows crashed the stolen car on Jolley Way in Steuben County, near the Chemung County line. Burrows allegedly approached another, but homeowners saw he had a gun and notified law enforcement.
It is believed Burrows fled on foot. Just after 9:00 p.m., Corning Police along with NYSP, Steuben County Sheriff's Office and Chemung County Sheriff's Office searched a residential development on Jolley Way, which is located off of Goff Road in East Corning. During the search, NYS K-9 and a NYSP helicopter were used in an attempt to find Burrows in a wooded area.
Burrows allegedly ran away and ended up at a home on Reasor Hollow Road in Big Flats. Police say he forced his way into the home and confronted the homeowners. Burrows allegedly shot one of the residents, 60-year-old Timothy Webster, stole a set of truck keys and stole a truck. Wesbter died as a result of gunshot wounds at the scene.
Webster's wife called 9-1-1. Sheriff's Deputies and State troopers responded to the scene. Deputies were able to get a description of the stolen vehicle and shared that information with all area law enforcement agencies, as well as Pennsylvania State Police.
Police say Burrows was located near his home on Route 6 in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. Burrows allegedly drove off in the stolen truck when he noticed law enforcement in the area. Burrows allegedly crashed the truck. Burrows ran from the crash on foot. Police say he was picked up by a passerby. According to the Sheriff's Office, Burrows asked the driver to take him to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro because he had been injured in a car accident. That driver called law enforcement after dropping Burrows at the hospital.
Burrows is currently being held in Chemung County Jail.