Search over for Goodsprings man wanted by police
by Elane Jones
Jun 28, 2013 | 4408 views | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Stephen Von ‘Squeezer’ Adkins
Stephen Von ‘Squeezer’ Adkins
The search for a Goodsprings man wanted by several law enforcement agencies came to an end Thursday when he was taken into custody in south Walker County.

Sgt. Ralph Williams, an investigator with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, said Stephen Von “Squeezer” Adkins, 49, was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies Mark Bell, Clayton Parnell and Jason Hare after they intercepted a vehicle Adkins was riding in on Highway 269 South in Goodsprings.

“Adkins tried to get away on foot, but was quickly apprehended,” Williams said. “While en route to the jail, (Adkins) somehow got his arms in front of his body, shattered the glass in the patrol car and tried climbing out the window.”

Adkins is currently charged with third-degree escape, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and a no-bond arrest order.

“We have been looking for him for some time, and the deputies did an outstanding job coordinating his capture and getting him safely to the Walker County Jail,” Williams said.

Adkins is also wanted on felony warrants by the Jasper Police Department on charges of resisting arrest, second-degree theft of property and possession of burglary tools in connnection with a burglary in April.

Adkins fled from police on May 23 to avoid going back to jail and received his 15 minutes of fame on Twitter and Facebook after leading authorities on a foot chase through the south part of Walker County.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office had received a tip on May 23 about Adkins’ whereabouts, but when officials arrived on scene, he fled into the woods and reportedly swam Wolfe Creek near the Cedar Lake/Pleasantfield community to avoid being apprehended.

Adkins was also reportedly arrested in May 2012 on charges of trafficking meth, manufacturing a controlled substance and chemical endangerment, but was out of jail on bond awaiting trial on those charges at the time of the April incident.