Murderer Michael David Elliot, Who Hijacked Woman’s Jeep Liberty, Captured in LaPorte County, Indiana

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Police in Indiana found a car driven by a convicted murderer from Michigan that escaped prison.

After convicted murderer Michael David Elliot escaped from Ionia Correctional Facility in central Michigan, he hijacked a Jeep Liberty in Elkhart, Indiana. Meanwhile prison authorities discovered Elliot missing about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. He apparently pulled back the bottoms of two fences and crawled underneath to escape. The fences were supposed to be electrified, and an armed guard was supposed to circle the perimeter to prevent escape; but somehow Michael Davie Elliot defeat those two safeguards.

The offender hijacked a woman’s Jeep Liberty from a Marathon Gas station. The victim locked herself in the bathroom after she was given instructions by a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Michael David Elliot took of with her SUV.

On Monday, a homeowner in LaGrange County, Indiana, found the victims’s Jeep Liberty about 5:30 a.m. in a residential area of the town of Shipshewana, about 20 miles east of Elkhart, according to sheriff’s spokesman Arron Knisley. The Jeep Liberty was abandoned and Elliot himself remained missing.

Schools in the area were placed in lockdown.

The fugitive apparently obtained another vehicle, and police used stopsticks to stop the vehicle he was driving and captured him. There was a short police pursuit.

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