DETROIT (WWJ) – An inmate who managed to escape from Wayne County deputies last week is back behind bars after six days on the lam.

Kcajun Burton escaped from a prisoner transport van as jail personnel were loading another inmate into the vehicle near Lawton and Warren on Detroit’s west side.  His run from the law ended around 3:30 p.m.Wednesday, thanks to a joint effort between several departments.

“He had been eluding us for the last several days and we’ve been working around the clock trying to get him back into custody, working cooperatively with the Detroit Police department and the U.S. Marshall’s,” said Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.

Napoleon tells WWJ Newsradio 950 that more charges will be added to Burton’s lengthy rap sheet.

“He’s a dangerous individual responsible for in excess of 60 home invasions. When he was initially arrested by the Detroit Police, he engaged them in a shoot out, so he’s a very dangerous guy and we were very anxious to get him off the streets of this city,” he said.

Napoleon said an internal investigation into the escape is now underway.

“There have been incidents where inmates have escaped from the custody of the Sheriff’s Department prior to me becoming Sheriff, and I think this is the second one since I have been appointed Sheriff.

“It’s an unfortunate thing that happens and unfortunately sometimes the officers get lax in their custody of these individuals and that is when, quite frankly, things like this happen,” he said.


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