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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2006 10:00 pm

A local man who has gone to prison more than 20 times was captured Thursday night in Clements just hours after escaping from a Tracy prison - but not before racking up a new list of charges.


Leo Adrian

Leo Henry Adrian, 48, of Lodi and Lockeford, was arrested on new allegations ranging from kidnapping and carjacking to assault with a deadly weapon and making terrorist threats. Adrian had evaded capture since walking away from prison Thursday morning, said Mike Quaglia, spokesman from Deuel Vocational Institution.

After leaving the prison, Adrian allegedly went to his wife's house in Lockeford and forced her at gunpoint to drive him back to Tracy, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department. They drove to several other places until she dropped him off in Galt, where Adrian allegedly held a gun to his wife's friend and ordered her to give him the keys to her car.

Adrian went to Clements and was ultimately arrested on Brandt Road, after telling people there that he was being chased, deputies said.

In the process, deputies searched a home in the 18400 block of East Almond Street in Clements while they were looking for Adrian. In the home, they found marijuana, methamphetamine, scales and packaging materials, according to a sheriff's report.

Deputies arrested resident Bruce Adam Wakeham, 27, on suspicion of aiding and abetting, possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of marijuana for sale.

Adrian, meanwhile, was booked into the county jail in French Camp for investigation of armed robbery, kidnapping, carjacking and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

Adrian had been in prison since June, after violating terms of his parole related to a 1999 Lodi robbery. He was scheduled to be released in March, but on Thursday morning he disappeared from the prison dairy where he was working.

The dairy is considered minimum-security and does not have fencing around it, Quaglia said. However, inmates are not allowed to leave the grounds, and they are charged with escape if they do leave.

When Adrian was discovered missing, area law enforcement agencies were notified. He was considered armed and dangerous because of his previous weapons convictions, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Since 1980, Adrian has been convicted on charges of drug possession, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm in Calaveras and Stanislaus counties, according to prison records.

Lodi Police officers arrested Adrian on a robbery charge in 1999, and he was convicted and sentenced to prison for four years. He was paroled in 2001, then arrested again in Lodi seven months later for violating his parole.

Adrian is being held without bail and is expected to be arraigned in court next week.

Contact reporter Layla Bohm at layla@lodinews.com.

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