UPDATE: June 3, 2014
The Idaho Department of Correction reported Tuesday afternoon that an inmate who had escaped from the Adams County Jail on May 24th has been captured with the assistance of the Lewiston Police Department and the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office.
Just before 1 a.m. June 3rd, law enforcement found 47-year-old Robert Williston in Lewiston. Williston was taken into custody without incident. Williston now faces the possibility of new charges in connection with his escape.
ORIGINAL POST: May 26, 2014
Law enforcement from throughout the region have been notified and officials at the Idaho Department of Correction want the public to know that an inmate escaped over the weekend from the Adams County Jail in Council.
Robert Williston, 47, had been locked up for a string of convictions, including attempted strangulation, grand theft, first-degree burglary, grand larceny and fraudulent use of a financial transaction.
His current prison term would have been completed in August of 2025 and Williston was eligible to be considered for parole in 2021.
But on the evening of May 24, Williston scaled the Adams County Jail fence and took off on foot.
Williston is described as Asian-American, with a shaved head and brown eyes. He's six-foot-one, and weighs approximately 195 pounds.
Anyone with information about Williston's whereabouts should contact their local law enforcement agency.