Authorities search for wanted man in Morgan County

A man wanted in a sexual assault case in Boone County may be in the Lake of the Ozarks area.


Brian J. Adkison

On Monday, deputies from the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Conservation responded to a call to the Ivy Bend area of Morgan County.

The call stemmed from an earlier incident involving a subject by the name of Brian J. Adkison, a 23 year old male from Columbia wanted for his involvement in a kidnapping in Caldwell County Missouri on June 15 and a sexual assault and forcible rape in Boone County.

Adkison was seen by Sunrise Beach police earlier on Monday in a stolen pickup and a pursuit ensued.

Authorities located the pickup in Camden County and then received reports that Adkison had stolen a personal water craft and fled the area.

A short time later the highway patrol located the stolen water craft near the 58 mile marker in the Ivy Bend area.

Citizen reports observe a male subject fitting the description of Adkison fleeing the area on foot.

Authorities set up a perimeter and conducted a sweep of the area woods, as well as a house to house search for Adkison but turned up nothing.

A check point was also initiated on roads leading from the area but Adkison was not seen.

Adkison was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jean shorts.

Anyone who might have seen him is urged to contact the Morgan County Sheriff's Department at 573-378-5481 or contact your local law enforcement agency.


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