Following his arrest Tuesday night by Jefferson County deputies, youth evangelist Matt Pitt posted a $15,000 bond and was released to the custody of Shelby County authorities where a writ had been issued for his arrest last Friday.
Jefferson County arrested Pitt on charges of impersonating a peace officer.
Shelby County Circuit Judge Dan Reaves issued a writ of arrest at the request of the district attorney last Friday after Jefferson County issued a warrant for his arrest.
Reaves orders states that Pitt is to be held without bond pending a hearing on possible probation violations which were a condition of his guilty plea for similar charges in that county in September of 2012.
No date for that hearing has been set.
Pitt told NBC 13that he was innocent of the charges to which he plead guilty in Shelby County in 2012, stating, he “had to plead guilty.”
The story will be updated as new information becomes available.