IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted killer managed to evade guards and peel through two electric fences to escape a Michigan prison. But he was tripped up by transportation issues once on the outside.
Authorities say Michael David Elliot was captured Monday night, a day after the brazen escape.
Investigators say Elliot abducted a woman and stole her Jeep, and made his way about 100 miles south into Indiana before the woman fled when he stopped for gas.
He made his way to another Indiana community, where he stole another vehicle, but a sheriff's deputy quickly spotted the stolen car. The chase led to Elliot's capture.
No one was injured.
Authorities are now left to sort out exactly what happened. Elliot had a record of good behavior during his 20 years in custody.