Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to execute an arrest warrant Tuesday afternoon at a Trussville residence in the Longmeadow subdivision for evangelist Matt Pitt. Sources say Pitt was not at the residence.
Witnesses said several patrol cars arrived mid-afternoon Tuesday and conducted the search of the residence. A Trussville police unit remained at the location when the county deputies left.
On Friday, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for Pitt’s arrest for allegedly impersonating a peace officer. Shortly after, Shelby County Judge Dan Reaves signed an arrest writ for Pitt for possibly violating the terms of his probation in that county.
Pitt was arrested in May 2012 by Calera police for impersonating a peace officer when he flashed blue lights at vehicles on Interstate 65. Pitt pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in September 2012 and was placed on two years’ probation by Reaves.
Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian said Friday that Pitt was out of town, but would turn himself in when he returned. As of Tuesday afternoon, Pitt had not turned himself in to authorities.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.