CUMMING – A man wanted on charges of shooting two people at a residence in Cumming last month before fleeing the area has been caught in Maryland, authorities said.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office was notified Monday afternoon that Ronald Eric Lofland, 47, was detained by U.S. Marshals deputies, according to Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the local agency.
The circumstances of his capture were not immediately available, including details about why Lofland was in Maryland and how he got there.
U.S. Marshals deputies were still on scene Monday, which remains an active investigation.
Lofland is suspected of shooting an adult male and female just after midnight on May 30 at a home on Darla Avenue, which connects 14th and 15th streets off Tribble Gap Road. Both victims survived their injuries.
He fled the scene shortly after.
His vehicle was found abandoned on the side of the road the next morning at the Buford Highway (Hwy. 20) interchange on Interstate-285 in Gwinnett County.
The incident was thought to be domestic-related and that the female victim was either “married or has been married to the suspect.”
Lofland was indicted on June 13 for separate domestic charges involving the same woman, Rodriguez said.
For that January incident, he faces two charges of family violence-aggravated assault and third-degree cruelty to children, according to a Forsyth County indictment report.
Rodriguez said the next step is to extradite Lofland back to Forsyth County.