WENY News - Curtis Burrows Found Dead in Jail Cell

Curtis Burrows Found Dead in Jail Cell

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Curtis Burrows, the man charged with killing a Big Flats man back in November, committed suicide Tuesday evening. 

According to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office, Burrows was found dead in his jail cell around 11 p.m. The Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating.

Police say Burrows attempted to kidnap a woman in Corning before stealing her car and crashing it in Big Flats.

We're told he then escaped on foot. Burrows was accused of breaking into a Big Flats home and shooting and killing the homeowner. Police tell us Burrows then fled with the homeowner's truck before crashing it in the Northern Tier.

Burrows was hospitalized and arrested shortly after. He was held in Tioga County before being extradited to New York. 

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