Convicted U.S. killer captured after prison escape

A convicted killer captured in a stolen car after a daring one-day escape from a prison has been charged with kidnapping and other crimes, officials said Tuesday.

IONIA, Mich. — A convicted killer captured in a stolen car after a daring one-day escape from a prison has been charged with kidnapping and other crimes, officials said Tuesday.

The charges were filed in Michigan while police were hunting for Michael David Elliot, who was arrested Monday night in Indiana, more than 240 kilometres from the Ionia Correctional Facility.

Elliot, 40, was charged with escape, kidnapping and carjacking, according to the Ionia County District Court. He is accused of escaping through two prison fences Sunday night and then stealing a Jeep with a woman inside while armed with a box cutter.

The woman escaped when they stopped for gas. The Jeep was later found abandoned. By evening, Elliot was captured in another stolen vehicle.

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