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Escaped Louisiana prison inmate caught in Arizona

6 years 11 months 1 week ago Friday, October 16 2015 Oct 16, 2015 October 16, 2015 2:32 PM October 16, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: Jackson Parish Sheriff's Office

PHOENIX - Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a Louisiana prison this summer has been caught in metropolitan Phoenix.

The U.S. Marshals Service says 23-year-old Michael Anthony Elliot Jr. was arrested Thursday in Youngtown, roughly 20 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix.

Marshals say they received a tip that he was at a home. Upon arrival, he allegedly tried to run out a back door but was confronted by law enforcement.

He was then arrested while trying to hide in the garage.

Elliot and another inmate used a ventilation system and then scaled fencing to flee Jackson Parish Correctional Center in Jonesboro in July.

The other inmate was caught later that month in New Mexico.

Elliot was serving a five-year sentence for possession of stolen property at the time of his escape.

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