Shelby County judge revokes probation for The Basement's Matt Pitt after latest charge
By Thomas Lower
BIRMINGHAM - AL — Probation has been revoked for youth evangelist and The Basement leader Matt Pitt following his latest charge of impersonating a peace officer.A Shelby County judge revoked the probation for Pitt Monday after an arrest warrant in Jefferson County was issued against him Friday, Aug. 16, less than a year after the 30-year-old was given a two-year unsupervised probation sentence after entering a guilty plea to a similar charge.According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, his latest charge stems from an incident on June 15, when a man came into contact with Pitt in a wooded area near Falling Creek Lane. The witness told authorities that he found a rifle in the woods and Pitt later arrived to retrieve the gun then claimed to be a member of local law enforcement.The case was later presented by detectives to the district attorney's office on August 14, and an arrest warrant was issued two days later. Pitt, who was out of town when the warrant was issued, will be held on a $15,000 bond when he surrenders to authorities in the coming days.
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