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June 21, 2013

Columbia man charged in MU student’s kidnapping captured

Charged with kidnapping a University of Missouri student, 23-year-old Brian Adkison of Columbia has been captured after eluding officers for several days.

A man charged with kidnapping a University of Missouri student has been captured after eluding officers for several days.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that 23-year-old Brian Adkison of Columbia was caught while authorities were investigating a residential burglary call. He is jailed in Morgan County. His attorney didn’t immediately respond to an email or phone call.

He is charged in Caldwell County with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, inflicting injury and terrorizing her before dropping her off at a Columbia hospital Sunday morning. He also is charged in Boone County with first-degree burglary, rape and deviate sexual assault.

The search has involved a helicopter, more than 50 officers and dogs. Authorities also conducted door-to-door searches.

Lt. Mike Nienhuis says Adkison stole several boats before he was caught.

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