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Michael Elliot (Credit: Michigan Dept. Of Corrections)

Quadruple Murderer Pleads Guilty To Escaping Michigan Prison

Officials say Michael Elliot managed to escape primarily because guards didn’t properly operate motion-detector alarms at the gate where he broke out.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2014

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Man, 36, Dies After ATV Crashes Into Ravine

Witnesses say the Saranac resident was driving up a steep hill when the vehicle struck a fallen tree branch near the top of the incline.

CBS Detroit–08/30/2014

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Michigan Funeral Home Director Sentenced To Prison For Fraud

The former director of an Ionia funeral home is heading to jail for up to four years after stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2014

Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility. (credit: Michigan Dept. Of Corrections OTIS)

Convicted Killer Who Escaped Prison Will Represent Himself At Trial

A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison on Super Bowl Sunday will represent himself at trial on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2014

Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility. (credit: Michigan Dept. Of Corrections OTIS)

Convicted Murderer Arraigned In Prison Escape

A convicted murderer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February was arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges earlier this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2014

Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility. (credit: Michigan Dept. Of Corrections OTIS)

Escaped Prisoner Is Back In Michigan’s Hands

A man who escaped from a Michigan prison in February is back in the state after no longer opposing his extradition from Indiana.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2014

Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility. (credit: Michigan Dept. Of Corrections OTIS)

Michigan: Failure To Reset Alarms Key To Prison Escape

Guards didn’t properly operate the motion-detector alarms at a gate the inmate pried open with scissors and a belt buckle, investigators concluded Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2014

Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility. (credit: Michigan Dept. Of Corrections OTIS)

Inmate Who Escaped From Mich. Prison Fights Return

A convicted killer who was captured in Indiana after escaping from an Ionia prison is continuing to fight efforts to return him to Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2014

Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility. (credit: Michigan Dept. Of Corrections OTIS)

Captured Inmate Says Prison Break Was ‘Relatively Simple’

Michael Elliot said it took at least 30 minutes to escape and another hour to run to the city of Ionia. He said he jumped in the snow every time he saw a car.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2014

Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility. (credit: Michigan Dept. Of Corrections OTIS)

Police Capture Escaped Michigan Prisoner In Indiana

A convicted killer who made a brazen escape from a mid-Michigan prison on Sunday night has been captured in Indiana.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/03/2014

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