A man wanted for parole violation tried to make an unsuccessful getaway. This was his 10th arrest since being released on parole back in 2019.
Just before 1:30 pm, Portsmouth Police officers received a report that Joey Adkins was walking by the railroad tracks.
When police and his parole officer tried to catch up with him, he took off on foot but only made it as far as the filtration plant before officers took him into custody.
Adkins is currently on parole after serving time for witness intimidation and burglary. He was released from jail in August of 2019 with a four-year supervision period. Adkins has been arrested ten times since he was released on parole.
The Ohio Highway Patrol arrested Adkins on March 18 on charges of robbery, theft, criminal damaging, and parole violation. He was released from jail on April 13. Portsmouth Police and Scioto County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Adkins six times in 2021 on charges ranging from parole violation to theft to criminal trespass. He was arrested twice in 2020, both times for parole violations.