Hartness was last seen wearing, glasses, a black jacket, blue jeans, and brown boots.
Hartness has been diagnosed with Dementia. He may not be able to verbalize due to prior throat cancer surgery.
Iredell County Sheriff’s Office has canines, and drones actively searching the area and are working with Iredell County Search and Rescue, and the Iredell County Rescue Squad.
A Silver Alert is currently being obtained for Hartness.
If you have seen or know the location of Ronald Franklin Hartness, please call 911 or 704-878-3100 immediately.
Update: Mr Hartness has been found and is safe according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office