Family Makes Plea in Search for Escaped Inmate

Family Makes Plea in Search for Escaped Inmate

A family turns to the public for help finding the man accused of kidnapping their daughter.
(KINGSTON, Mo.) A family turns to the public for help finding the man accused of kidnapping their daughter.

That plea came Friday in the search for Brian Adkison. He escaped from the Caldwell County Detention Center more than a week ago and it's been an exhausting month for the family of 23-year-old Lauren Crawford.

Authorities say she was kidnapped by Adkison when she was walking her dog near her parents' home in Hamilton in mid-June. She was found a day later at a hospital in Columbia.

The woman's family invited the media to a news conference Friday at the courthouse in Kingston. They begged for the public to be on the lookout for Adkison.

He escaped through ceiling tiles at the Caldwell County jail on August 11 and he remains on the run. Adkison is charged with kidnapping Crawford, his ex-girlfriend.

Crawford's family says an arrest would allow them some peace of mind.

"We hope that someone, and we know that someone will see him. And it will probably be a tip from someone just like one of you that will lead to his capture and that's the piece that we are really requesting," said John Crawford, Lauren's father.

Adkison has brown hair and brown eyes. He is about 6-foot tall and 180 pounds. He also faces felony charges in Boone County.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call authorities immediately.

He is considered dangerous because the crimes he is charged with are serious and violent.
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