Convicted murderer arrested in Indiana after brief chase - WKRN News 2

Convicted murderer arrested in Indiana after brief chase

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Michael David Elliot, 40, was convicted of killing four people in Michigan in 1993. Michael David Elliot, 40, was convicted of killing four people in Michigan in 1993.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison and abducted a woman before she got away was arrested in Indiana Monday evening following a short chase.

Michael David Elliot was convicted of killing four people in Michigan in 1993 and was serving life behind bars.

He was discovered missing from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan around 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities believe Elliot, 40, escaped by creating a hole at the bottom of the two perimeter fences at the correctional facility.

He was dressed in a white kitchen uniform, which might have helped him evade security at the prison.

After his escape, police said Elliot carjacked a woman using a knife or box cutter and then drove to Indiana, where they stopped for gas.

The woman was able to escape at the gas station and call police.

Before his capture, police in Nashville were told to be on the lookout for Elliot because his sister reportedly lives in the area.

Earlier on Monday, someone in Cheatham County reported seeing a man matching Elliot's description at a store on Old Clarksville Pike but the tip turned out to be false.

Elliot was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Monday following a brief police chase in LaPorte County, Indiana. He remains jailed.

Elliot, who was convicted of first degree murder, also has convictions for arson and armed robbery.

He is expected to be extradited back to Michigan in the near future.

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