Diane Richardson
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UPDATE: Mr. Tippett was found deceased in St. Mary’s County. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation. Please direct any questions to SMCSO at (301) 475-8008.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating Ronnie David Tippett, 29, of Hughesville who was reported missing on July 13. Tippett was last seen in the area of Mechanicsville. Family members are concerned for his well-being. Tippett is 5’8”, 200 lbs., and has brown hair, a beard, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a tan-colored “Napoli’s” work-shirt, dark gray sweatpants and brown/orange flip flops. He may be frequenting the Charlotte Hall, Mechanicsville, Loveville or Newburg areas. Anyone with information regarding Tippett’s whereabouts is asked to call Det. K. Goddard at (301) 609-6428.

Missing: Ronnie Tippett


Missing: Ronnie Tippett


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