Columbia man charged with May 4 rape

Friday, May 10, 2013 | 10:59 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man has been charged in the May 4 rape of a woman on Lovejoy Lane in the north-central part of town.

According to Missouri, Brian J. Adkison, 23, was charged Friday with rape, sexual assault and first-degree burglary. A news release from the Columbia Police Department said he was arrested by Columbia police Thursday morning at the Clay County Courthouse in Liberty.

The victim, a 23-year-old Columbia woman, knew Adkison, according to the news release. He is accused of entering her residence on Lovejoy Lane without her permission and forcing intercourse.

The victim drove to University Hospital after the rape occurred, according to the release. The police came to the hospital to investigate. 

On Friday morning, Adkison was being held in Boone County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Supervising editor is Richard Webner.

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