OKEECHOBEE, FL — Bryan Adams, 31, is looking at some serious time in jail, along with a re-arranged face, after he abducted his son he believed was possessed by demons.
According to the police report, Adams showed up at his ex-wife’s workplace demanding her car keys. He told her he wanted their 11-year-old son and that he was seeing demons. She denied his request, and later told police she’d left Adams because of his heavy crystal meth usage.
Not taking no for an answer, Adams abducted his 11-year-old son from his bed at around 3 a.m. that morning and dragged him into some nearby woods. Adams told his son, who was clad only in his pajamas and a t-shirt, that he was possessed by a demon. “You are the demon.” Adams informed his son. “You know what I must do with you.”
Before anyone could find out exactly what Adams had in mind, police arrived with a K-9 unit and were able to quickly locate Adams and his son lying on the ground in the woods. They looked as if they were sleeping, with Adams lying on his back with his arms across his chest and his son lying next to him face down. Police grabbed the boy, who was not physically harmed, but Adams decided he wasn’t going without a fight.
Fueled by meth, Adams put up one hell of a fight. Deputies stated that Adams “showed violent behavior, no compliance or showing of pain and abnormal strength” during his attack against officers and a K-9 unit. The entire time Adams reportedly kept repeating “I have to stop the demons. I have to do it.” After being Tased and punched repeatedly in the face, officers were finally able to get Adams into custody.
Adams is being held at the Okeechobee County jail on $170,000 bond, facing charges that include child abuse, resisting arrest and aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer. Adams was already on felony probation at the time of his arrest after being found guilty last year of criminal mischief.