James T. Vaughn Correctional Center warden David Pierce was placed on administrative leave with pay Feb. 20, Department of Correction spokeswoman Jayme Gravell confirmed on Tuesday.

Pierce is on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of investigations into the Feb. 1-2 standoff that resulted in the death of Lt. Steven Floyd.

Gravell said she could not provide additional information as Pierce’s status is a personnel issue. He has been warden at VCC since August 2013.

Deputy Warden Philip Parker will act as warden until the matter is resolved, she added.