Dalton Police Seek Man For Stealing Purse, Charity Jar

Friday, May 9, 2014
Ryan Martain Weaver
Ryan Martain Weaver

The Dalton Police Department is asking for information from the public on the whereabouts of 36-year-old Ryan Martain Weaver.  He is wanted on warrants for two thefts that happened at Dalton businesses in April.  In one case he stole a woman’s purse from her shopping cart, and in the other he stole a jar that was filled with donations for charity.

The first incident happened on April 22 at the Petland store at 1349 West Walnut Ave.  A suspect identified as Weaver entered the store and waited until the front counter was unattended.  He then took a donation jar with approximately $85 in cash that was to be donated to the Murray County Animal Control and Humane Society and left the store, and was captured on surveillance. 

The second incident happened on April 27 at the Kroger at 1365 West Walnut Ave. The victim was in the parking lot loading groceries into her trunk.  A suspect identified as Weaver was seen by a witness taking the victim’s purse from her cart and fled without her noticing.  The witness approached the victim to tell her the purse was stolen, but it was too late to catch up to Weaver.  This was after Weaver had been inside the store and captured on surveillance video.  Among the contents of the victim’s stolen purse was an iPhone, bank cards, and cash.

Working with witnesses and following up leads, a DPD investigator determined that Weaver was the suspect in both cases and obtained warrants for his arrest for theft.  Weaver had recently been living in Dalton and also spends time in Ringgold.  He is 5’7” tall and weighs approximately 155 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.  He has several tattoos, including visible flames on both sides of his neck and one tattoo that takes up his entire left calf.  Pictures of Weaver were taken from store surveillance and his Facebook page.

Anyone with information about his location is asked to contact Detective Brian Shirley at 706.278-9085 extension 189.


Ryan Martain Weaver
Ryan Martain Weaver


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