Escaped murderer Michael Elliot to be arraigned next week

Convicted murderer Michael Elliot escaped from a Michigan prison in February and fled to Indiana with a hostage. 

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 8:39 a.m.

A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison, kidnapped a woman and fled to Indiana will face arraignment next week.

According to a report from WSBT, Michael Elliot will be arraigned in Ionia County Circuit Court June 10 on charges of escape, carjacking and kidnapping.

Elliot, who was serving a life sentence for killing four people in 1993, escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility on the evening of Feb. 2 and abducted a woman at knifepoint. He drove to Elkhart, where the woman escaped and called police when they stopped at a gas station.

His vehicle was located in Shipshewana on Feb. 3, prompting a lockdown of Westview Schools. LaGrange County residents were advised to stay in their homes.

He was captured by police in LaPorte County later that evening after a LaPorte County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a vehicle that had been reported as stolen. Elliot did not stop, leading the officer on a short chase.

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