February 16, 2022

Desoto Sheriff: Sex offender cut ankle monitor, is on the run

Therese Apel

James Long

The Desoto County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a convicted sex offender who is on the loose.

Officials say James Long has cut off his ankle monitor and his location is unknown. Long is approximately 6’1” and 175 lbs and was last seen in a silver or gray passenger car with a white female.

Long, 46, was convicted of statutory rape in Shelby County, Tennessee in 2003. His last known address is in Hernando.

If you have information on his whereabouts or can assist in locating him, contact Det. B. Andrews at 662-469-8714 or by email at

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