Breaking News: Westlake Fugitive Captured in Nursing Home

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Fugitive Missourian Arrested

Westlake Police report that at 1:03 p.m. this afternoon, fugitive Brian ADKISON was observed bicycling on Detroit Rd. near Cahoon Rd. by a citizen.


ADKISON ducked into woods near Cahoon Rd. and Bryandale Drive. Officers from Avon, Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, and Rocky River set up a perimeter in the area bounded by I-90, the railroad tracks, Cahoon Rd., and Ranney Parkway.

At 1:25 p.m. , ADKISON was seen inside the Huntington Woods Nursing Home on Westchester Parkway by staff; he was arrested there by a Westlake Police Department patrolman after a brief struggle.

No local charges have been filed at this time; they are being considered.

Yesterday, Westlake police announced a manhunt for ADKISON.

The story began when, on  9-3-13 at 4:29 AM A Westlake PD patrolman tried to question a male sleeping in a pickup truck at the Hampton Inn on Detroit Rd. The male took off westbound on Detroit Rd. into Avon near Avon Commons, where Westlake PD called off the pursuit.

At 4:44 AM, North Ridgeville PD reported pursuing the same vehicle eastbound on Center Ridge Rd. and that one of the truck’s tires had been deflated by their stop-sticks. The vehicle then became disabled on Center Ridge Rd. east of Dover Center Rd. in Westlake and the driver ran off.

North Olmsted PD, Rocky River PD, and the Lorain Co. Sheriff Office K9 were called in to assist in searching for the unknown suspect. The PA plate on the truck was found to have been stolen in South Strabane Township, PA; the truck itself was also stolen from Weirton, WV. At 9:56AM, the search of the area for the suspect was called off.

The suspect driver was  identified through evidence in the truck as Brian James ADKISON 23-years-old, of Columbia, MO. He is an August 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.  He is 6’0 165 lbs, short light brown hair brown eyes, has a scruffy beard and was wearing black shorts and a light color t shirt.

There is a plethora of information on the web about Adkison.

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