Lexington inmate fails to return to jail from court-ordered pass

Daniel Wayne Wafford, Jr., 27.
Daniel Wayne Wafford, Jr., 27.

Lexington police searched Tuesday for an inmate who failed to return to jail after receiving a court-ordered pass.

Daniel Wanye Wafford, Jr., 27, was issued a pass on Sunday and did not return by 8 p.m. Monday to the Fayette County jail, officials said.

Wafford was being held on possession of a controlled substance, failure to appear in court and non-payment of fines. A warrant was issued for Wafford’s arrest and he was charged with second-degree escape.

Officials said Wafford is 5 feet 9 inches tall, 215 pounds; he has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information of Wafford’s location should contact Lexington Police at 859-258-3600.

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McKenna Horsley: 859-231-3197, @mckennahorsley