Police in Westlake, Ohio, report that fugitive Brian Adkison is now in custody.
The 23 year old fled Missouri after escaping Caldwell County Jail Aug. 10.
Westlake’s police department put out his photo and description Tuesday for media in its area.
Capt. Guy Turner, the department’s spokesman, said he got a call at about 1 p.m. Wednesday that a local man, driving down a main street, saw Adkison on a bicycle.
In response to police officers arriving at the scene, Adkison attempted to flee.
“But as soon as Mr. Adkison saw the police cars coming, he knew he really didn’t have a chance,” Turner said.
At least 20 police officers from five nearby police departments assisted Westlake officials. They set up a perimeter to close in on Adkison, as they were told by Missouri officials to take appropriate precautions.
Once Adkison was surrounded, he reportedly walked into a nursing home. But individuals inside also saw his photo in the media and called to report their citing.
“One of our youngest and fittest officers was right behind him, and with a little bit of a tussle — he didn’t want to give us his hands — we got him arrested,” Turner said.
Upon his arrest, Adkison did not have any additional items with him. Only the shirt and shorts he wore. There was no indication of him being armed.
Adkison is being held in Westlake’s city jail. The local police department has 48 hours to bring about charges.
Though the search is now over, Adkison has been uncooperative, Turner said.
“He is being difficult. He doesn’t want to be photographed. He doesn’t want to be fingerprinted,” Turner said. “But we’ll wait. We hold all the cards here.”
Possible charges that could be brought against Adkison include a felony count for stealing a pickup truck in West Virginia, and another for shorthand felony fleeing, as Adkison managed to dodge Ohio police earlier this week after a high-speed chase.
Still, the most serious charges may come from Missouri, Turner said.
Adkison was originally put behind bars on suspicion of kidnapping and inflicting injury upon his ex-girlfriend, MU graduate student Lauren Crawford.
Wednesday marked the 25th day since Adkison’s escape. On behalf of Westlake Police Department, Turner said the end result, putting away the “bad guy” was “perfect.”
“I hope the victim takes some comfort in knowing that he’s thousands of miles away and in jail,” Turner said.