Post-Tribune

Captured prison escapee won’t waive extraditio­n

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LAPORTE — A convicted killer and prison escapee captured in northern Indiana has refused to waive an extraditio­n hearing that would have allowed authoritie­s to return him to Michigan immediatel­y.

LaPorte County Prosecutor Robert Szilagyi said Michael David Elliot refused to waive extraditio­n during a hearing Tuesday in LaPorte. Szilagyi said Michigan has 30 days to issue an extraditio­n warrant.

The 40-year-old Elliot is accused of escaping through two fences at a Michigan prison Sunday night. He was arrested Monday in LaPorte County in a stolen car.

Szilagyi says Elliot also was arraigned in LaPorte County on a count of auto theft and ordered held on a $1 million bond.

A message seeking comment was left for Elliot’s public defender, Craig Braje.

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