Trial set for man who escaped Missouri jail, found in Cleveland nursing home

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A man who was caught inside a suburban Cleveland nursing home after escaping from a Missouri jail is preparing to stand trial.

Twenty-five-year-old Brian Adkison is scheduled to be tried Jan. 7 in Boone County on charges of forcing his way into a woman’s home and raping her. His attorney couldn’t immediately be reached by The Associated Press for comment Sunday.

Back in September, after a tip from a citizen, Adkison hid in the woods, where Avon, Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted and Rocky River police set up a perimeter close to route I-90.

After a slight struggle, Adkinson was arrested inside the Huntington Woods nursing home after escaping from the Caldwell County Detention Center on August 10. He was being held there on kidnapping charges, domestic violence and violating a temporary protection order.

Authorities say he was on the run for about a month before he was arrested in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

He was also wanted in Boone County, Missouri for rape and burglary charges, according to Westlake police.

Besides Boone and Caldwell counties, Adkison faces charges in five other Missouri counties. Those charges include kidnapping, domestic assault, burglary and tampering.