A man involved in a multi-jurisdictional manhunt that saw SWAT teams from 19 departments swarm Lake of the Ozarks in 2013 has finally been sentenced in Camden and Morgan counties.

A man involved in a multi-jurisdictional manhunt that saw SWAT teams from 19 departments swarm Lake of the Ozarks in 2013 has finally been sentenced in Camden and Morgan counties.

Now 29, Brian Adkison is serving 15 years in prison for the forcible rape of his ex-girlfriend in Columbia, Missouri in May 2013 after being convicted in 2015.

On August 22, 2018, Adkison pled guilty to first degree tampering with a motorboat in Camden County Court and was sentenced to four years, to be served concurrently with any other sentence he may be serving. In June 2018, he was sentenced to five years for the second degree burglary in Morgan County. That sentence is also concurrent to all other sentences.

Fleeing authorities after a warrant for his arrest was issued for an incident in May 2013 with his ex-girlfriend, the then-23-year-old Adkison was sighted in the Lake of the Ozarks region in June 2013. An intense week-long manhunt ensued.

Adkison was initially located in the Shawnee Bend area of Sunrise Beach. A vehicle pursuit ended when stop sticks were used on the pickup Adkison was driving, but he was able to get away before the truck was immobilized. Abandoning the vehicle, he took off on foot. Dogs traced him around the area before losing the trail.

Police received reports he had stolen a personal watercraft, and the PWC was located near the 58 mile marker in the Ivy Bend area of Morgan County.

A house-by-house search was conducted and suspicious persons reports began pouring in as news of the manhunt spread, but Adkison was not located as the manhunt entered its third day.

The evening of Day 3, a Wednesday, Camden County deputies responded to a residential burglary alarm in Coffman Bend and arrived as Adkison took off in a boat docked at the lake home. Marine troopers attempted to intercept him but could not get to him in time. He was chased into Little Buffalo Cove, back on the Morgan County side, around the 66 mile marker.

Police set up a perimeter around where they believed Adkison was hiding and spent Day 4 of the manhunt clearing buildings and extensively searching within the perimeter using dogs and thermal imaging cameras from a helicopter. It was at this time that the FBI also arrived and provided intelligence support. US Marshals also assisted.

But Adkison slipped away again, outrunning police estimates and escaping what would become the search zone where more than 1,000 homes would be cleared as police looked for him.

Adkison was finally caught by a Morgan County deputy on Day 5 of the search, hiding in a vacant rental house near the 40 mile marker in the Mallard Bay area off Proctor Road. The owner of the house reported a window broken out and called police. Checking the house, the deputy saw Addison’s elbow sticking out of a cabinet in the bathroom as he attempted to hide.

Unarmed and wearing only shorts and flip-flops, Adkison told police he had been subsisting on old canned goods left behind in the vacant homes. He was sunburned and covered in bug bites.

In April 2018, Adkison also pled guilty in Linn County Court to escaping custody while under arrest for a felony, related to his August 2013 escape from the Caldwell County jail where he was being held following his extradition from Morgan County. He was subsequently captured in Ohio trying to evade police on a bicycle.