CALDWELL COUNTY (AP) A suspected kidnapper, 24 year old Brian Adkison,of Columbia, has been returned to Missouri after being incarcerated in Ohio.
Missouri authorities said Adkison fled Caldwell County after escaping the county detention center last August. Police found him in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and arrested him September 4th. He pleaded guilty there to two counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of failure to comply with authorities,and one charge of petty theft after authorities said he stole a truck and a Pennsylvania license plate, then used the truck to elude police.
Charges were filed today in Caldwell County. Adkison is charged with kidnapping, domestic assault and violating a protection order for an adult â€“all last June 15th. He also faces charges of escaping from custody and damageto jail or jail property last August 11th . Online court information shows Adkison is to be arraigned Monday morning (9 a-m) in circuit court at Kingston.
The Associated Press reports prosecutors explained Adkison's request for aspeedy trial is what brought him back to Missouri from Ohio.
Adkison was originally incarcerated in Caldwell County on suspicion of kidnapping 23-year-old University of Missouri student, Lauren Crawford.
In addition to the charges in Caldwell County, Adkison also faces charges in four other Missouri counties. Among them, he's accused in Boone County of burglary, forcible rape and deviate sexual assault involving Ms. Crawford, who has been described as his ex-girlfriend.