A fugitive accused of rape and kidnapping in Missouri has been arrested near Cleveland. 23 year-old Brian Adkison has run from cops twice in as many days, but he was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon in Westlake, Ohio.
Westlake Police Captain Guiy Turner says he could be heading back to Missouri to face charges soon.
“We have some felonies, but they pale in comparison to what [Missouri authorities] have. I hope his victims take a little comfort in the fact that he’s locked up. We’re aware of his escape background, and we’re taking that into consideration,” says Turner. He said the decision on extradition will be made by prosecutors soon.
Adkison was spotted Tuesday when he took police on a high-speed chase. He crashed his truck but managed to escape on foot. He almost got away again Wednesday but police were able to set up a perimeter when he ran into some woods. He was arrested in a nursing home in that area after a brief struggle.