Prisoner escapee challenges extradition in LaPorte County

He was set to go back to a Michigan prison, after escaping earlier this month, yet he'll stay in a county jail for a couple more weeks.

Michael Elliot, 40, is challenging extradition back to Michigan.

He is serving a life sentence for killing four people then burning down their house.

Earlier this month he escaped the Ionia Correctional Facility. He is challenging extradition back to Michigan.

Today a warrant from Michigan's governor for Elliot's return was presented to a LaPorte County Circuit Judge.

However Elliot challenged it, using part of the law known as habeas corpus, where the court must prove his identity within 30 days before transferring him.

Elliot will now stay at the LaPorte County Jail for another two weeks before he returns to Michigan, where he will be moved to a maximum security facility.


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