UPDATED Sept. 4 2:47 p.m. Brian Adkison has been captured after a brief struggle.
On Sept. 3 at 4:29 a.m. a Westlake Police officer tried to question a male sleeping in a pickup truck at the Hampton Inn on Detroit Road. The male took off westbound on Detroit Road into Avon near Avon Commons, where Westlake Police called off the pursuit.
At 4:44 a.m., North Ridgeville Police Department reported pursuing the same vehicle eastbound on Center Ridge Road and that one of the truck’s tires had been deflated by their stop-sticks. The vehicle then became disabled on Center Ridge Road east of Dover Center Road in Westlake and the driver ran off.
North Olmsted Police Department, Rocky River Police Department and the Lorain County Sheriff Office’s K9 unit 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 9:56 a.m. the search of the area for the suspect was called off.
The suspect driver has since been identified through evidence in the truck as 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. He is 6’0 165lbs, short light brown hair brown eyes, has a scruffy beard and was wearing black shorts and a light color T-shirt.
If anyone sees Brian Adkison, call 9-1-1. He is not known to be armed but is a wanted felon.