Youth Pastor Arrested for Impersonating an Officer

by ParkmanLaw on August 21, 2013

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Matt Pitt, the founder of a local youth group called The Basement, was arrested at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening after attempting to run from local law enforcement.  Following the struggle with officers, he was handcuffed and taken into custody on felony criminal charges of impersonating a peace officer.  Pitt was released from Jefferson County Jail at 1:00 a.m. after posting $15,000 bond.  He was picked up by Shelby County sheriff’s deputies where he is being held without bond.

The charges stem from a June 15th incident where Jefferson County police were called to Falling Creek Lake to investigate the report of a man impersonating a law enforcement officer.  Deputies were told that a suspicious car was sitting in front of a residence and people were seen going back and forth into the woods.  While waiting on police to arrive, a local resident alleges that Pitt drove up on an ATV and identified himself as a law enforcement officer while holding a rifle.

The responding deputy forwarded the case to the sheriff’s office Criminal Division of Investigation.  A warrant was issued on August 14th and announced last Friday.

Pitt was arrested on similar charges of impersonating a peace officer in May of 2012 by the Calera Police Department.  He pleaded guilty to the Class C felony in Alabama.  His original sentence was set at one year in jail but was later reduced.  Pit is currently serving two years of unsupervised probation and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.  If Pitt is found guilty of violating his probation, Shelby County Circuit Judge Dan Reaves could order him to serve the remainder of his sentence in jail.

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