Elias, Buddy, and Turk were part of Terry Andrews's scheme to rob an armored car. As Turk and Elias commandeered the Lonestar Armored Car Company vehicle in Dallas and loaded it onto a Trans Allied Van Lines moving van to be transported to Arizona, Andrews and Buddy took over the Sparrow Ridge Airport in Arizona, holding Kelly, Dave, and Al hostage as they awaited the arrival of a small private charter plane which they intended to hijack for their escape to Mexico. MacGyver had stumbled upon the hostage situation when he stopped to ask for directions, and he was forced to join the hostages. Upon the team's rendezvous at the airport, the armored car was opened, and Buddy shot and killed the security guard who had been trapped inside, making the team guilty of a murder as well as the robbery which had netted them $8,211,600.
The strong, silent type, Elias helped the team manage the prisoners and count and load the money. The team probably intended to kill the hostages when they made their escape, however MacGyver eluded capture and was able to knock out Turk and Elias before leaping onto the tail of the charter plane and riding the rudder to prevent Andrews and Buddy from taking off. Elias and the team were apprehended and held in custody until authorities could arrive.
Portrayed by: Anthony Penya (aka Anthony Pena)
Cross Reference: Terry Andrews, Arizona, Buddy, Kelly Nielson, Dave Redding, Sparrow Ridge Airport, Al Tennyson, Turk, Walt
Episode Reference: Last Stand