The person who first spotted Brian Adkison riding a bike near a Westlake, Ohio nursing home refused to accept the $3,200 reward, and wants it to go to charity.
Organizers of the Facebook page "Help Catch Brian Adkison" started a reward fund around August 9, and it grew to $3,200 within a few days due to generous donations.
Brian Adkison, the rape and kidnapping suspect who escaped from Caldwell County Jail on August 10, was captured on September 4 in Ohio. He was first spotted outside a nursing home, then taken down by orderlies inside. He remains in custody.
Fund organizers spoke with Westlake Police, who recommended the reward go to the man responsible for reporting Adkison's initial sighting. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, made the decision to give the money to Green Hills Women's Shelter, a non-profit based in Missouri that provides support for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
Before Adkison was caught, fund organizers told KRCG that if Adkison was found dead or caught without the help of a tip, the reward money was set to be donated to the charity of the alleged victim's choice - Green Hills.