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Escaped Missouri convict wanted for slew of charges runs from local authorities


An escaped convict was seen in Avon recently and police are asking the public for its help in finding a 23-year-old wanted for kidnapping, domestic violence, rape, burglary and violating a temporary protection order charges in Missouri.

Early in the morning on Sept. 3 a Westlake Police officer tried to question a man sleeping in his pickup truck at the Hampton Inn on Detroit road when the driver took off westbound into Avon near Avon Commons where Westlake Police called off the pursuit, according to a prepared statement.

At 4:44 a.m., the North Ridgeville Police Department reported pursuing the same truck eastbound on Center Ridge Road and that one of his tires had been deflated by their stop-sticks. When the car came to a stop on Center Ridge Road, police said the driver ran away.

The North Olmsted Police Department, Rocky River Police Department and the Lorain County Sheriff Office’s K9 unit were called in to assist in search.

After officers ran the Pennsylvania plates on the disabled truck, they discovered it was stolen in Weirton, W.Va.

Police said the search was called off hours later at 9:56 a.m.

Authorities were able to identify the suspect through evidence left in the truck. Police are looking for Brian James Adkison, 23, of Columbia, Mo.  He is an Aug. 10 escapee from the Caldwell County Detention Center in Kingston, Mo. where he faces kidnapping, domestic violence, and violating a temporary protection order charges.  He is also wanted in Boone County, Mo. for rape and burglary charges.

Police described the man as being 6-feet tall, 165 pounds with short light brown hair brown eyes, a scruffy beard and he was last seen wearing black shorts and a light colored t-shirt.

Police ask that if you have any information on Adkison or if you have seen him to call 911.

He is not known to be armed but is a wanted felon, authorities said.

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