Escaped Mich. prisoner won’t waive extradition

Michael David Elliot (Provided Photo/Michigan Department of Corrections)

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — A convicted killer and prison escapee captured in in northern Indiana has refused to waive an extradition hearing that would have allowed authorities to return him to Michigan immediately.

LaPorte County Prosecutor Robert Szilagyi says Michael David Elliot refused to waive extradition during a hearing Tuesday in LaPorte. Szilagyi says Michigan has 30 days to issue an extradition warrant.

The 40-year-old Elliot is accused of escaping through two fences at a Michigan prison Sunday night. He was arrested Monday in LaPorte County in a stolen car.

Szilagyi says Elliot also was arraigned in LaPorte County on a count of auto theft and ordered held on a $1 million bond.

A message seeking comment was left for Elliot’s public defender, Craig Braje. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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