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Authorities Search for Kidnapping Suspect

The man accused of a home invasion and sexual assault in Columbia last month is now the suspect in an area kidnapping.

Authorities believe Brian Adkison, 23, kidnapped an MU student as she was walking her dog in Caldwell County Saturday morning. The woman, who officials say is Adkison’s ex-girlfriend, was later found at University Hospital in Columbia. Adkison was arrested in the Kansas City area in May after allegedly breaking into a home on Columbia’s Lovejoy Lane, and sexually assaulting the resident.

Adkison was last seen near Sunrise Beach at about 1:00 Monday afternoon, driving a maroon pickup truck. A Highway Patrol spokesman says that truck is believed to be stolen from the Blue Springs area. A Patrol helicopter has been called in to help with an active search in Camden County. Law enforcement officials think Adkison is armed and dangerous, and ask anyone who sees him to call 911.

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