UPDATE: Ensley turned himself in Thursday afternoon.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a 37 year old Pullman man who failed to return to jail after pleading guilty to a felony narcotics charge.
Robert Ensley recently entered an Alford guilty plea to possession of heroin with intent to deliver in Whitman County Superior Court. His sentencing date was set for August 19th. Court Commissioner Doug Robinson granted Ensley a furlough from jail before his sentencing hearing. Ensley failed to return to the jail in Colfax on Monday as ordered by the court.
A felony arrest warrant with 50,000 dollars bond has been issued for Ensley. It’s valid in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming.
Ensley was arrested in June during a Whitman County Sheriff’s Office drug bust in Albion, Pullman and Palouse. Deputies ended up seizing over 120 fentanyl pills during the bust. 53 year old Robert Daggett and 50 year old Dawn Daggett of Palouse were also arrested during the bust. The cases against the Daggett’s are still pending.