Suspect in MU student's kidnapping arrested

Jun 24, 2013

Brian Adkison
Credit Morgan County Sheriff's Department / KOMU

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.

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

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

A Morgan County sheriff’s lieutenant says Adkison also stole several boats before he was caught.