Lafayette man charged in three armed robberies

Ronald Longer (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)
Ronald Longer (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette man faces multiple criminal charges in connection to three Lafayette armed robberies.

Prosecutors said Ronald Longer, 19, faces six felonies and a misdemeanor, including three counts of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon and three counts of theft.

As News 18 reported Thursday, police were called to two armed robberies within fifteen minutes of each other. The first robbery occurred at the BP gas station, at Teal Road and 22nd Street, and the second at the Circle K gas station, at Ferry Street and Earl Avenue.

Longer was arrested during a traffic stop shortly following the second robbery. He was taken to Tippecanoe County Jail.

Longer admitted to both robberies, as well as last week’s Village Pantry robbery at Brady Lane and 18th Street, according to court documents. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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