UPDATE (4/9/12): Ronnie Joe Long was taken into custody on April 7th when he was spotted by a DPD patrol officer. He was arrested without incident.
The Dalton Police Department is asking the public for information on the whereabouts of 44 year old Ronnie Joe Long who is wanted for robbery, burglary, simple assault, and theft. At one time, Long was staying at a house on School Street, but he has also lived at one of the homeless camps in town.
At approximately 2:45 am on March 18th, Long began to knock on a door at Whitfield Commons at 519 Hawthorne Street. When the elderly resident answered, Long forced his way in knocking the victim to the floor in the process. Long then took the man’s pants from a couch, possibly believing that his wallet was inside, and fled the scene on foot.
Long is also wanted for stealing a necklace from a woman with whom he was staying on School Street and then pawning the necklace. The victim later found a pawn ticket at the house after Long had moved on and investigators were able to retrieve the necklace and return it to the victim.
Long is a white male standing approximately 6’3” tall and weighing approximately 175 pounds. A picture of Long is included below.
Below: Ronnie Joe Long (click image to see a larger version)