Prison Escapee Michael Elliot Will Remain in Indiana For Now

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Elliot Michael Indiana captureLAPORTE COUNTY, Indiana (February 21, 2014) – Michael Elliot, the man who escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility and was captured in Indiana following a 24 hour manhunt will remain in Indiana for now following an extradition hearing held on Friday.

Elliot was serving a life sentence in Ionia County when he escaped from prison, kidnapped a woman and made her drive him to Indiana, and stole several other vehicles before being captured in LaPorte County.

Right now, Elliot is being held on an auto theft charge in LaPorte County, but is also facing charges for the escape, kidnapping and auto theft in Ionia County.

Today’s extradition hearing had been postponed until an official letter from Governor Rick Snyder was sent to Indiana Governor Mike Pence requesting Elliot’s extradition to Michigan, which Pence has agreed to.

While being escorted to the courtroom for today’s hearing, Elliot apologized for the kidnapping, and reiterated his claim that he is innocent of the murders he was originally serving a life sentence for.

We will have more on this story tonight on FOX17 News at 5, 6 and 10.

Leave a Reply to Suzi Nelson Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.