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PD: Verona drug suspect resurfaces in Florida, robs Walgreens

Posted at 11:29 PM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-22 17:40:27-04

A man who escaped Boone County deputies after they discovered him using heroin outside a gas station Monday morning is now a suspect in a Walgreens robbery in Florida, according to Pensacola news outlet WKRG.

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, but were unable to arrest him because their handcuffs did not fit around his wrists. 

During the struggle, Vaughn was able to drive away, knocking Stephens to the ground. Fields, who said he was afraid Vaughn would run them over, fired four times at the fleeing car.

According to WKRG, Vaughn robbed the Florida Walgreens 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's also wanted in Williamson County, Tennessee, on charges of aggravated burglary and theft. He now faces additional charges of tampering with physical evidence, heroin possession, fleeing or evading police, two counts of assault and two-counts of wanton endangerment.