Convicted Murderer Escapes from Michigan Prison
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted in four murders two decades ago is at large after he escaped from a Michigan prison and abducted a woman who fled his grips when he stopped for gas in Indiana, authorities said Monday.
Michael David Elliot, 40, was discovered missing about 9:30 p.m. Sunday from the Ionia Correctional Facility in mid-Michigan, the state Department of Corrections said.
“It appears that he created a hole at the bottom of the two perimeter fences of the correctional facility and then crawled through those holes,” Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said in an email.
Department Director Dan Heyns said Elliot was dressed in a white kitchen uniform, which might have helped him evade security at the prison. A review of surveillance footage suggests Elliot may have escaped about 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.
Once outside the prison, Elliot abducted a woman in Ionia…
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