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Matt Pitt to deliver first sermon since jail release tonight in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — Youth evangelist Matt Pitt is expected to deliver his first sermon tonight after being jailed since last August.

Pitt was released from Shelby County Jail on Palm Sunday.

Pitt had been incarcerated since August 2013, serving time for a probation revocation on an impersonating a police officer charge. Pitt was released about four months early for good behavior.

Pitt in September 2012 pleaded guilty to impersonating a peace officer after he allegedly pulled behind traffic on Interstate 65 near Calera in May 2012 and activated flashing blue lights.

The Basement founder Matt Pitt leaves Shelby County Jail on Palm Sunday.
file photo by Gary Lloyd

In August 2013, Pitt was charged with the same offense in Jefferson County relating to a June 2013 incident in Grayson Valley, in which he presented a Jefferson County honorary sheriff’s badge to Brandon Vessels and Brad Lunsford after the two Grayson Valley residents found what they believed to be a rifle about 50 feet into the wooded area near their homes.

The Basement is located on Railroad Street in Trussville. The service is at 7 p.m.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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