White man poses as black man in failed Hamilton County Jail escape attempt

White man poses as black man in failed Hamilton County Jail escape attempt

August 27th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Kenneth Burnum

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Hamilton County jail officers were able to stop inmate Kenneth Burnum from escaping at approximately 5 p.m. Monday.

Burnum claimed to be another inmate who was set to be released, but officers were clued in to a false identity when they discovered the inmate set to be released is a black man, and Burnum is white.

Burnum was charged with criminal impersonation and attempted escape.