Two men have been charged after plotting to kidnap a wealthy Greers Ferry man, according to documents filed in Van Buren County Circuit Court.
According to the documents, John “Nick”Adair, 34, of Clinton began an Internet conversation with someone he thought was a woman he needed to help him obtain entry to the intended victim’s home. The person on the other end of the conversation was actually an undercover officer with the Pulaski County sheriff’s office, the document states.
The suspect said the Greers Ferry man kept $40,000 in his home and he was supposed to rob the man, the paperwork states. Adair told investigators after his arrest that he was asked to rob and hurt the victim, then take a photograph of the intended victim tied up in the trunk of car and send it to JR Ensey, the document states.
Adair told investigators there was an upcoming court case between Ensey and his former girlfriend and Ensey thought the robbery would intimidate the intended victim, according to the documents.
The document states that Adair set up the meeting with the undercover agent at Clinton City Park on May 19. He was arrested at the park and was in possession of suspected methamphetamine and marijuana as well as a pipe, the document states.
Ensey of Shirley, whose proper name is Wilbern L. Ensey, according to documents, denied in an interview with police, that he attempted to get someone to rob or hurt the Greers Ferry man. He said if he wanted anything done he would do it himself, the documents state. Ensey did not deny knowing Adair.
Ensey has been charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, a Class A felony; conspiracy to commit residential burglary, a Class C felony; and conspiracy to commit battery in the second degree a Class A misdemeanor. His bond was set at $100,000.
Adair has been charged with possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, a Class D felony; conspiracy to commit kidnapping, a Class A felony; conspiracy to commit residential burglary, a Class C felony; and conspiracy to commit battery in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. His bond has been set at $170,000.