Every Monday for 13 weeks, Quaynell Duron King checked out of Fayette County jail at 5 p.m. for post-rehab treatment. He was under a court order to return three hours later.
As of Tuesday night, King was more than 24 hours past his curfew.
King, 28, didn't check back into the jail Monday night, the day of his last treatment appointment, jail spokesman Capt. Darin Kelly said.
King was being held on two charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, having no vehicle insurance, not wearing a seat belt, being a persistent felony offender, possession of marijuana and fleeing and evading police.
Officials have issued a warrant for second-degree escape for King's arrest.
King had a previous conviction for his role in the slaying of Dontay Kendrick, 19, who was gunned down April 2004 outside the King Cobra nightclub.
Prosecutors said King had gotten into a fight outside the club, then hopped into a car with co-defendant Dominico L. Morbley, and the two shot into a crowd of about 200. A bullet from Morbley's gun killed Kendrick. Morbley was convicted of second-degree manslaughter. King was convicted in October 2005 of first-degree wanton endangerment and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Jail records show that King was released on a judge's orders less than two months later, on Dec. 2, 2005, Kelly said.
The circumstances of his release were not clear.
Lisa Lamb, spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections, was not available for comment Tuesday.
Kelly said it appeared that King was on probation for that conviction.
Most recently, King was being held at the Fayette County jail on charges stemming from arrests in 2007 and 2008.
On Aug. 13, 2007, King was arrested for allegedly trying to sell crack cocaine on Scottsdale Circle off Russell Cave Road, according to circuit court records. King took off in his Jeep, nearly hitting police cars and striking another car before he got out of the Jeep and tried to run from police, according to court documents.
On Aug. 23, 2008, a Lexington police officer pulled King over on Trent Boulevard and Dale Drive for not wearing a seat belt. The officer noticed "marijuana residue" on King's face when the officer asked him to step out of his vehicle, according to court records. The officer asked King "how much marijuana he swallowed" and he said "one joint," the police report states.
King had been in the Fayette County jail since Aug. 24, 2008, but a circuit court judge allowed him to attend Next Step, a residential rehabilitation program at Kentucky River Community Care in Jackson, from Dec. 31 to Jan. 29, court records state. The court later allowed him to attend weekly aftercare treatment programs as part of his recovery program.
"If you provide me with this opportunity I will abide by all terms and conditions of release," King wrote in a Dec. 19 letter to Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone in which he requested to be released for rehab.