Man, who escaped Mo., jail to avoid rape charges, arrested in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — A man who escaped a Missouri jail only his underwear was arrested on Wednesday in Cleveland, Ohio.

Missouri fugitive Brian Adkison was spotted in Cleveland Tuesday morning. Police near Cleveland said an officer tried to question a man sleeping in his truck, but the man took off and police gave chase.

Police used stop-sticks to blow out Adkison’s truck tire, but the man took off running and officers were not able to find him.

Adkison is wanted for the rape and kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend. He escaped the Caldwell County jail in early August.

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