A 23-year old man charged with kidnapping, burglary, and forcible rape is now facing one felony count of tampering with a motor vehicle in Carroll County. Prosecuting Attorney Cassandra Brown filed charges Tuesday against Brian Adkison. The Columbia resident is accused of stealing a truck from a farm on County Road 211, north of Carrollton, on June 14. Two days later, Adkison allegedly abducted his ex-girlfriend in Caldwell County. The victim was believed to have been in the truck until she was able to free herself, according to a probable cause statement.
The stolen vehicle was recovered by Blue Springs police following a brief chase on June 17. A police report said Adkison was able to escape and allegedly stole another vehicle and watercraft. He was on the run for almost a week and was eventually captured in Morgan County on June 21. More than 50 officers and a helicopter were involved in the search.
Adkison is being held in a Morgan County Jail.