Michael Eliot, 40, is serving a life sentence for four murders in 1993. He escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan is now in custody in LaPorte County, Indiana.
Shortly after 6 p.m., a LaPorte County Sheriff‘s Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a reported stolen vehicle when the vehicle sped away.
After a short pursuit, the vehicle stopped and the Eliot was taken into custody.
Elliot allegedly abducted a woman and stole her jeep. The woman was found safe after escaping at a gas station in Middlebury, Indiana.
The woman‘s jeep was found abandoned around 12:15 p.m. in Shipshewana. Area schools were locked down as officials from over ten law enforcement agencies searched for Elliot.