Inmate who escaped Adams County Jail captured

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - An inmate who escaped the Adams County Jail last month has been captured by police.

The Adams County Sheriff's office says Robert Michael Williston was apprehended by the Nez Perce Sheriff's office at 12:41 a.m. Tuesday.

Sheriff Ryan Zollman told KBOI 2News that a deputy spotted a suspicious subject. After making contact with that person the deputy identified the man as 47-year-old Robert Michael Williston. He had been on the run for about nine days after he scaled a jail fence. He was taken into custody without incident.

Zollman said Williston will be charged with escape.

Williston's criminal record includes convictions for grand theft and first-degree burglary in Madison County, grand larceny and fraudulent use of a financial transaction card in Ada County, and burglary and attempted strangulation in Kootenai County.

His sentence was to be completed in August 2025.