Officials say Michael Elliot managed to escape primarily because guards didn’t properly operate motion-detector alarms at the gate where he broke out.
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.
The former director of an Ionia funeral home is heading to jail for up to four years after stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison on Super Bowl Sunday will represent himself at trial on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.
A convicted murderer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February was arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges earlier this week.
A man who escaped from a Michigan prison in February is back in the state after no longer opposing his extradition from Indiana.
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.
A convicted killer who was captured in Indiana after escaping from an Ionia prison is continuing to fight efforts to return him to Michigan.
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.
A convicted killer who made a brazen escape from a mid-Michigan prison on Sunday night has been captured in Indiana.