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Hunt For Escaped Murderer Ends In Foot Chase And Capture

By Jake Godin | February 3, 2014

After escaping a Michigan prison, convicted murderer Michael David Elliot was captured in LaPorte County, Indiana after stealing a vehicle.

The convicted killer who abducted a woman and fled to Indiana after escaping a Michigan prison has been captured.

"Michael David Elliot got away last night and then abducted a woman and drove her car to a gas station. She was able to escape and call 911. Police tracked down Elliot in Indiana." (Via Al Jazeera)

Elliot was serving five life sentences without parole on a 1994 conviction for quadruple homicide when he escaped by crawling underneath two fences. Armed with a box cutter and hammer, he stole an unnamed woman's red Jeep Liberty before fleeing to Indiana. (Via CNN)

The woman managed to hide from Elliot in a gas station bathroom and make a call to the authorities to let them know where he was Monday afternoon.

"I'm at a Gallops station in Indiana. ... I'm hostage to an escaped convict." (Via WJBK)

According to WSBT, Elliot stole another car after abandoning the abducted woman's vehicle in a residential area. "The owner ... had started the vehicle and let it idle unattended. He came back outside a few minutes later to see his car backing out of a parking space and heading south."

Police were able to identify the stolen car and pulled Elliot over. He ran but was quickly captured. Elliot is currently being held in the LaPorte County Jail in Indiana. 

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