Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Fugitive

Publish Date: December 14, 2021
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: News

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 35-year-old Matthew Amos Burke.  Burke was released from the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham around 3:30 PM on Friday, December 10, 2021.  The circumstances surrounding the release are currently being investigated.

Burke was transferred to the Jefferson County Jail from a neighboring agency on November 24, 2021, to attend court.  According to records, Burke had charges with the state, which were dismissed after a court appearance on Friday.  At the time transfer from the neighboring agency, there was no documentation left to notify jail personnel that Burke had been sentenced by another court and was not to be released.  It was discovered around 3:30 PM on Monday, December 13, 2021 that Burke should have been held for transfer to prison, where he was to serve an already imposed sentence.

Matthew Amos Burke is approximately 5’7″ tall, 170 lbs. and has brown hair and blue eyes.  He has connections to the Fultondale, Tarrant and Remlap communities.  If you see him, please call 911.



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