Westlake police catch Missouri fugitive at nursing home

1:29 PM, Sep 4, 2013   |    comments
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WESTLAKE -- Westlake police tell Channel 3 that they caught Missouri fugitive Brian Adkison at a nursing home at the corner of Cahoon Road and Westchester Parkway.

Police Capt. Guy Turner said police were looking for an escaped inmate from Missouri who fled from officers in Westlake and North Ridgeville.

Just after 1 p.m. Wednesday, Adkison was observed bicycling on Detroit Road near Cahoon Road by a citizen. He ducked into woods near Cahoon Road and Bryandale Drive.

Officers from Avon, Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted and Rocky River set up a perimeter in the area bounded by Interstate 90, the railroad tracks, Cahoon Road and Ranney Parkway.

At 1:25 p.m., Adkison was seen inside the Huntington Woods nursing home on Westchester Parkway by staff.

He was arrested there by a Westlake patrolman after a brief struggle.

No local charges have been filed at this time, but they are being considered.

At 4:29 a.m. Tuesday, Westlake police tried to question a man who was sleeping in a pickup truck at the Hampton Inn on Detroit Road.

The man fled west on Detroit Road into Avon near Avon Commons, where police called off the pursuit.

North Ridgeville police pursued the same vehicle on Center Ridge Road and were able to deflate one of the truck's tires with stop sticks.

The driver ran off.

The man was identified as Adknson, 23, of Columbia, Mo.

According to Westlake police, he escaped Aug. 10 from the Caldwell County Detention Center in Kingston, Mo., where he faces kidnapping and domestic violence charges, as well as charges for violating a temporary protection order.

He is also wanted in Boone County on rape and and burglary charges.

North Olmsted police, Rocky River police and the Lorain County Sheriff's Office all assisted in the search for Adkison, but the search was called off about 10 a.m.


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