An Earlham man who took a deputy’s gun and fled during a court appearance is now facing some time in federal prison. Thirty-year-old Cory Lee Daugherty was brought to the Madison County Courthouse in March of 2014 to be sentenced on a felony drug charge.
Daugherty was sentenced to 10 years in prison and then started struggling with the deputy who tried to take him into custody. Daugherty grabbed the deputy’s gun and fled the courthouse — and was free for a short time before being caught. He later pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Daugherty was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison on the firearm charge, which he will have to serve on top of the 10-year sentence for the drug charge.