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.