COUNCIL, Idaho.— Authorities said an inmate with an extensive criminal history escaped Adams County Jail Saturday night, less than two-months after his sentence began.
Officials with the Idaho Department of Corrections said Robert Michael Williston, 47, apparently scaled the fence at the jail.
In April, Williston received a twelve year sentence for the attempted strangulation of his wife. He had prior convictions for grand theft and first-degree burglary in Madison Co., grand larceny and fraudulent use of a financial transaction card in Ada Co., and burglary in Kootenai Co.
Law enforcement described Williston as 6’1” and Asian-American with black hair and brown eyes, weighing 196lbs. Police said Williston had a shaved head at the time of his escape. Authorities asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact their local law enforcement.
Authorities said Williston would have been eligible to be considered for parole in August 2021. His sentence was scheduled to end in August of 2025.