Investigators ID wanted suspect accused of fighting Boone Co. deputies

Surveillance image of David Vaughn.
Surveillance image of David Vaughn.
Body cam image of David Vaughn. (Boone County Sheriff's Office)
Body cam image of David Vaughn. (Boone County Sheriff's Office)

VERONA, KY (FOX19) - Boone County Sheriff's investigators have identified a man accused of fighting two deputies before an officer-involved shooting Monday. It happened in a parking lot of a Verona gas station on Monday.

The suspect, 32-year-old David Vaughn, remains at large Tuesday, though his vehicle likely was found in southeastern Indiana, sheriff's officials said.

Vaughn is described as a white male, 5'8", 340 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.

He is charged with tampering with physical evidence, assault, possession of heroin, wanton endangerment, and fleeing or evading police.

Deputies said they first encountered Vaughn when they were called to a report of a suspicious person at the Marathon gas station off Verona-Mudlick Road "for an inordinate amount of time," said Tom Scheben, spokesman for the sheriff's office.

"After the man was ordered out of the car and being detained, he fought with two deputies, pushed them away and got to his car where one of the deputies attempted to utilize a Taser on him and as he started forward, the other deputy discharged his weapon, striking the car," Scheben wrote in a prepared statement.

"The suspect, driving a grey Chevrolet Cobalt, fled the area only to be found in Gallatin County where he fled again into Indiana.  The Cobalt was found shortly thereafter unoccupied in a parking lot.

"The deputy is placed on administrative duty until the investigation into the incident is complete."

Anyone with information as to Vaughn's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

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