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Convicted killer evades guards, peels through 2 electric fences to escape Michigan prison

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    This Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 image provided by the LaPorte County Sheriff's office shows escaped prisoner Michal David Elliot. Elliot, a convicted killer who peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from the Ionia Correctional Facility in western Michigan before abducting a woman and fleeing to Indiana was captured Monday evening after a chase, authorities said. (AP Photo/LaPorte County Sheriff's Office) (The Associated Press)

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    Map chronicles police efforts to capture an escapee from Ionia Correctional Facility. ; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm; (The Associated Press)

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    A guard tower stands over fencing at the Ionia Correctional Facility Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. A national manhunt is underway for convicted killer Michael Elliot who escaped from the prison on Sunday. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Snow blankets the Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan Monday Feb. 3, 2014. A national manhunt is underway for convicted murderer Michael Elliot who escaped Sunday from the prison. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Dan Heyns, director of Michigan Department of Corrections, talks about Michael David Elliot's Sunday escape from the Ionia Correctional Facility Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. An intense manhunt was underway Monday for Elliot, a convicted killer who peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from the Michigan prison before abducting a woman and fleeing to Indiana where the victim and her vehicle were safely recovered, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT (The Associated Press)

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.

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