UPDATE: Fayette Co. inmate back in jail after failing to return from leave

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Daniel Wafford
Daniel Wafford

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) -A man who left the Fayette Co. Detention Center July 25th on a court ordered pass, but never returned, is back behind bars.

A release from the LFUCG Division of Community Corrections says that police in Richmond arrested Daniel Wafford on July 26th.  They returned him to Fayette Co. on July 28th just after 2:00 a.m.

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Wafford is being held on his original charges of possession, failure to appear, and nonpayment of fines, and is facing a new charge of escape.

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7/26/16 10:08 a.m.

The Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Division of Community Corrections says that an inmate on a court ordered pass failed to return.

In a release, Community Corrections says 27-year-old Daniel Wayne Wafford, Jr. was released at 8:00 a.m. on July 25, but didn’t return at his scheduled time of 8:00 p.m.

Wafford was being held for possession of a controlled substance, failure to appear, and nonpayment of fines, according to the release.

Wafford is described as standing 5’9″, weighing 215 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

A warrant for escape has been issued.

Anyone who sees or knows the whereabouts of Wafford is asked to contact the Lexington Police Department.