IONIA, Mich. (WZZM) -- Four-time murderer Michael Elliot, who escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility Sunday, will not be returning to Michigan immediately.
Elliot is locked up in the Jail in LaPorte County, Indiana, and could spend up to 30 days there. Elliot refused to waive his extradition hearing, which means Indiana can't send him back to Michigan right away.
LaPorte County Prosecutor Bob Szilagyitold told WZZM 13 he now has to wait for paperwork from Michigan's governor before extradition can begin. He hopes to have Elliot back in Michigan within 30 days.
Elliot was also arraigned Tuesday in LaPorte on a theft charge.
It's alleged he stole a car from Aero Metals during his escape. He plead not guilty, but leaving the courtroom said, "I wasn't trying to hurt anybody, I just wanted a second chance." When asked how he broke out, Elliot said, "quick thinking."
Szilagyitold says more charges may be coming, the most likely one would be resisting law enforcement.
Elliot faces more felony charges in Michigan and Indiana. Ionia County Prosecutor Ron Schafer says he's charging Elliot with one count of kidnapping, one count of car-jacking, and one count of escaping prison, all felonies.
He has not been charged in Elkhart County, where he stole a car. The LaGrange County Prosecutor says it is unlikely he will press any charges because Elliot is serving a life in prison sentence already in Michigan.
It's unknown at this time if he'll face any federal charges.
Ionia County Prosecutor Ron Shafter tells WZZM 13 when Elliot returns, he may or may not be placed back in the Ionia Correctional Facility. Shafer says the Michigan Department of Corrections determines which tier level prison Elliot will go to.