Man wanted for rape and kidnapping escapes Missouri jail, spotted in Ohio

WESTLAKE, Ohio - A man who escaped from a Missouri jail was spotted by police officers in Westlake, Ohio on Tuesday.

Brian James Adkison, of Columbia, Mo., escaped from the Caldwell County Detention Center in in Kingston, Mo. on Aug. 10. Westlake police said the 23-year-old faces kidnapping, domestic violence and violating a protection charges.

At about 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a Westlake officer tried to question Adkison, who was sleeping in a pickup truck at a Hampton Inn. Police said he drove away, but was soon found nearby. The truck tires were deflated by police stop sticks, so the suspect took off on foot.

Local police and the Lorain County Sheriff's Office K-9 helped look for the suspect. Just before 10 a.m. police called off the search.

Westlake police said the truck Adkison was driving had Pennsylvania license plates and was reported stolen in West Virginia. He is also wanted for rape and burglary.

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