Convicted Killer Back Behind Bars
A massive multi-state manhunt for the convicted murderer who escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility is over. 40 year old Michael David Elliott was taken into custody Monday in Indiana after a chase with police.
He is suspected of breaching several security measures at the prison to make the break on Sunday night, carjacking a woman at knifepoint, then driving to Indiana. The woman was able to get away from Elliott when he allowed her to go to a gas station restroom. The woman, who is being identified only as from Ionia County, is heard on a 9-1-1 call saying Elliott was pounding on the door of the restroom demanding she come out. She was told by police to stay behind the locked door until they arrived.
Elliott then allegedly dumped her Jeep a short distance away, found another vehicle and took off again. He was located a short time later and a chase began. His vehicle was eventually disabled with the use of stop sticks.
There is no word yet on when he'll be extradited back to Michigan or how he was able to elude authorities to make his escape. Prison officials as well as the Michigan State Police are promising a full investigation.