Manhunt for rape and kidnapping suspect ends with arrest
By Meghan Lane
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:45:00 GMT — ***UPDATE: Friday, June 21st: The Morgan County manhunt ended Friday afternoon after officers responded to a possible residential burglary on Proctor Road. While Morgan County Deputy, Mike Nienhuis was investigating the residence he found rape and kidnapping suspect Brian Adkison hiding out in the bathroom. Adkison was taken into custody without incident. At that time he was not armed, and only wearing shorts with flip-flops. Adkison has been charged in Morgan County with burglary in the second degree without bond. To see the entire news conference on the capture, go to our KRCG 13 Youtube channel. Authorities have confirmed that Brian Adkison has been arrested. The arrest happened a little before 3:00 p.m. on Friday. A homeowner in the Proctor area called Morgan County authorities for a report of a burglary. Morgan County Sheriff's Deputies responded and that's where they arrested Akinson. Stay with KRCG 13 for more details as the story develops. Thursday, June 20th: Authorities said in a press conference Thursday that the FBI is now involved in the manhunt for Brian Adkison. The search renewed Wednesday night with a report of a man believed to be Adkison running from a stolen boat around 5:30 p.m. Missouri State Highway Patrol's Sgt. Paul Reinsch said Adkison may have a police scanner from one of the stolen boats. Right now, around 50 officers including SWAT teams, deputies from Morgan and Camden Counties and K-9 units are searching heavily wooded areas near the Lake. The search has been concentrated around the Buffalo Cove area and up and down Highway 135. Sgt. Reinsch is encouraging anyone who believes they've sighted Adkison to report it immdiately, and they should not confront him; he is considered armed and dangerous. Thursday, June 20 at 9:45 a.m. Swat teams, deputies, and k-9 units are canvasing a heavily wooded area at the Lake of the Ozarks early Thursday morning. They are searching for kidnapping suspect Brian Adkison, as the man hunt for him is in in a fifth day. Authorities are continuing to search where he was last spotted Wednesday night and earlier in the week, near Ivy Bend. Road blocks were set up to catch the man who police believe attacked an M-U student in Northwest Missouri, then drove her to a hospital in Columbia and has been on the run since then. Wednesday afternoon officers responded to a call from a resident in the Cauffman Bend area at the lake. When officers responded to the report, they found that someone had tried to break into the home. While they were there, they heard a boat leaving the home's dock on the lake. Later in the afternoon on Wednesday, the boat was found in the Little Buffalo Cove area. Someone was seen running from the boat into the woods at the 66 mile marker. That is the last reported sighting of adkison. Authorities used a thermal imaging unit that detects body heat Wednesday night with negative results. They warn Adkison could be armed and anyone who comes in contact with him should call authorities immediately. Wednesday, June 19 at 10:25 p.m. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the search for Brian Adkison heated up Wednesday after a report of a break in. Sgt. Paul Reinsch explains, "Officers were called to a residence in the Coffman Bend area around 4:10 this afternoon. When they arrived there they found at the residence there was an attempted break-in there. They heard a boat leaving the dock area of the residence as they approached the building and that boat was located around 5:30 in the Little Buffalo Cove area and one subject was seen running into a wooded area at that time at the 66 mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks. We are setting up a perimeter with Camden County and Morgan County officers at this time. That perimeter means officers may set up roadblocks, or monitor the water. They are using K9's to search the woods. A helicopter may also be used at night says Sgt. Reinsch, "A helicopter can be used with a thermal imaging unit which detects heat. The subject is possibly armed and dangerous so we do ask them if they encounter the subject to just call law enfourcement don't try to make an arrest themselves so-to-speak but to make sure they get officers there as soon as possible." Original story: Authorities are searching in the Lake of the Ozarks area for a kidnapping suspect. Brian Adkison is accused of kidnapping a 23-year-old MU student in Caldwell County in northwest Missouri. Adkison allegedly injured the woman, then dropped her off at University Hospital in Columbia Sunday morning . Later that day, Adkison was charged with kidnapping: facilitating a felony,inflicting injury, terrorizing. Authorities now think Adkison at the Lake of the Ozarks and authorities are searching by land, air and water to find him. Sgt. Paul Reinsch of the Highway Patrol said Adkison was last reportedly seen around the 58 mile marker on the Lake of the Ozarks at about 4 p.m. Monday . He said someone reported a possible sighting of Adkison on a jet ski and there was another report of a possible sighting of the suspect by a cabin and a dock near the 58 mile marker. Morgan County Chief Deputy Tim Harlin told KRCG 13 a wave runner was found on the lake in the Ivy Bend area in the mid afternoon Monday. The wave runner was reported stolen from somewhere across the Lake. Sgt. Reinsch said they have received multiple reports of stolen wave runners, jet skis and boats and are trying to follow up on all of them. Officials have taken down road blocks they set up Monday in the area of Sunrise Beach and Ivy Bend, including on Ivy Bend Road, south of Stover. They used them to help stop cars to see if Adkison is in one of them. Officials said Adkison should be considered armed and dangerous. They said if you see him, call 911 immediately. Adkison was arrested in May of this year, accused of breaking into a woman's home in Columbia and raping her. He has since been charged with first degree burglary, forcible rape-sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion and deviate sexual assault. On June 16th, a new cash only bond of $500,000 was set. He has a court date set for a preliminary hearing on that case on July 30 in Boone County. Court records indicate this isn't Adkison's first run-in with the law. In March of 2012 the Columbia man was charged with passing a bad check, a misdemeanor, in Callaway County. About three months later, Adkison pleaded guilty to a DWI and was sentenced to five days in the Caldwell County jail. In September of 2012, he was charged with driving while revoked and received a suspended sentence. Just one month later, in October the Boone County prosecutor charged him with the misdemeanor of theft/stealing which he received another suspended sentence for. In March 2013, Adkison was charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, a felony, in Clay County stemming from an incident in August 2012 in Kansas City. He has a court date set for that case on July 18.
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