Darius Vaughn, of Wallins, who was released from the Harlan County Detention Center on Tuesday to his daughter for a doctor visit, never returned to the jail as ordered.
Vaughn was incarcerated on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment (a Class D felony), first-degree trafficking a controlled substance (a Class C felony) and trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school (a Class D felony).
Harlan County Sheriff Marvin Lipfird said when officers entered Vaughn's residence, Vaughn pulled a gun on them and was reluctant to put it down. Vaughn finally obeyed the officers' commands. Vicini said Vaughn's action put deputies and others at risk. That incident resulted in Vaughn being charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.
Also arrested at Vaughn's residence was his daughter, Darice Shivelhood, 35, of Tremont, who reportedly picked Vaughn up from the jail on Tuesday.
Shivelhood was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Harlan County Jailer Curt Stallard said Vaughn suffered numerous medical problems. Stallard said he requested permission from the court for Vaughn's daughter to take him to his doctor's visit and the request was granted.
A warrant of arrest has been issued for Vaughn by Harlan District Court Judge Jeff Brock for a charge of escape.