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Marine Unit Searching Around Lake of the Ozarks for Kidnapping Suspect

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. -- Authorities are searching the Lake of the Ozarks for a man wanted in a violent abduction.

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. -- Authorities are searching the Lake of the Ozarks for a man wanted in a violent abduction.

Brian Adkison allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, an MU student, near her home in Caldwell County on Saturday. She later called her family from a hospital to tell them she was okay.

Sgt. Paul Reinsh with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says deputies caught up with Adkison Monday around 1 p.m. in Sunrise Beach. After a brief chase, the suspect abandoned his vehicle -- a vehicle stolen from the Blue Springs area -- along Highway 5.

The Patrol has since recovered the vehicle, and is now using a helicopter, tracking dogs, and a marine unit (Water Patrol) around the Lake of the Ozarks. The Camden County Sheriff is assisting.

Sgt. Reinsh says Adkison may even be on the water. He's wearing a white t-shirt with a square on the back. No other information on his description was available.

Adkison is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on his whereabouts, you're asked to call one of the following agencies:

  • Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, (816) 586-2681
  • Boone County Sheriff's Office, (573) 875-1111
  • Columbia Police Department, (573) 442-6131
  • Camden County Sheriff's Office, (573) 346-2243

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