Inmate who escaped from Mich. prison fights return

Jail Cell
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LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — A convicted killer who was captured in Indiana after escaping from a Michigan prison is scheduled to appear before a judge for an extradition hearing.

Michael David Elliot is contesting a warrant seeking his return to Michigan. He is scheduled to appear Thursday afternoon for a hearing before LaPorte Circuit Judge Thomas Alevizos.

Elliot escaped Feb. 2 from Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan and was apprehended in Indiana the next day. He is charged with auto theft in Indiana. He’s also charged with carjacking, kidnapping and escape in Michigan. He was serving life in prison without parole for fatally shooting four people and burning down their Gladwin County house in 1993 when he was 20 years old.

Eliot refused to waive the extradition hearing. 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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