Prison escapee Michael David Elliot captured


The LaPorte County Sheriffâ??s department says Michael Elliot was captured in LaPorte County, Ind., Monday evening and is now being held in the county jail without bond. Elliot will be charged with motor vehicle theft and resisting law enforcement and is due to appear in LaPorte County circuit court Wednesday morning.

Police say a LaPorte County Sheriff's deputy investigating a call about a stolen vehicle Monday afternoon spotted it and tried to make a traffic stop. The suspect led the deputy on a brief car chase before he was captured around 5:30 p.m. local time. The suspect was later identified as Michael Elliot, who was on the run since Sunday night after he escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility.

Elliot was serving a life sentence for murdering four people in 1993. He was a Saginaw resident at the time of the crime.

Authorities in Michigan are expected to begin the extradition process.

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Michigan State Police confirms Michigan prison escapee Michael David Elliot has been captured in LaPorte County, Indiana.

WOOD-TV is reporting he has been arrested but not jailed as of yet.

Elliot, 40, escaped from a Michigan prison in Ionia on Sunday.

Elliot was serving life behind bars for murder in four 1993 deaths in Michigan has escaped from prison and may have abducted a woman before she got away in Indiana.

Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan says in an email that 40-year-old Michael David Elliot was discovered missing about 9:30 p.m. Sunday from the Ionia Correctional Facility in mid-Michigan.

Marlan says Elliot may have abducted a woman from Ionia using a knife or box cutter and drove to Elkhart in Indiana, where they stopped for gas. Marlan says the woman was able to escape at the gas station and call police. Marlan says Elliot left and was at large Monday morning.

Elliot is serving life sentences for first-degree murder. He also has convictions for arson and armed robbery.