Fugitive from Columbia eludes police in Ohio

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | 9:57 p.m. CDT; updated 12:56 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 4, 2013

COLUMBIA — A rape suspect who broke out of the Caldwell County jail last month has eluded police following a chase in northeastern Ohio, authorities said.

Brian Adkison, 23, of Columbia, escaped from jail Aug. 10. He's wanted in several Missouri counties on charges including the rape and kidnap of a former girlfriend, an MU student.

Police in the Cleveland suburb of Westlake, Ohio, told KMIZ-TV that an officer tried to question a man identified as Adkison while he slept in a pickup truck around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. The man then led police on a chase, they said.

Officers in a nearby town disabled the pickup about 15 minutes later with stop sticks. Adkison ran off and remained at large following an extensive search, police said.

Police say the truck was stolen in West Virginia and had a stolen Pennsylvania plate.

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