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Verona drug suspect arrested in Tennessee, now also wanted in Florida

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Posted at 7:05 AM, Mar 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-24 07:05:09-04

CINCINNATI -- A man who officials say escaped from Northern Kentucky deputies and is suspected of robbing a Florida drugstore a few days later has been arrested in Tennessee.

David Vaughn, 32, was taken into custody Friday night at a hotel in Dickson, about 40 miles west of Nashville.

Boone County deputies Bruce Fields and Lt. Dan Stephens said Monday they found 32-year-old David Vaughn using heroin in the parking lot of a Marathon gas station in Verona, Kentucky.

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, Vaughn was able to drive away after a struggle, knocking Stephens to the ground. Fields, who said he was afraid Vaughn would run them over, fired four times at the fleeing car, the sheriff's office said

According to WKRG in Pensacola, Florida, Vaughn robbed a Walgreens store there Wednesday and escaped with prescription drugs. A manager interviewed by the station claimed they were opioids.

Even before Monday morning's escape, Vaughn already was wanted in Boone County on a probation violation. Court records show he previously served time for felony drug, theft and forgery charges. 

He also was wanted in Williamson County, Tennessee, on charges of aggravated burglary and theft. 

Vaughn faces additional charges in Kentucky of tampering with physical evidence, heroin possession, fleeing or evading police, two counts of assault and two-counts of wanton endangerment. In Florida, he's wanted for armed robbery.