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Eyewitness signs affidavit in Matt Pitt case

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There are new developments in the case involving troubled youth evangelist, Matt Pitt.  The leader of 'The Basement' has been in jail for seven months now.  Attorneys have filed a motion in Shelby County.  An eyewitness has signed an affidavit in defense of Pitt.  Brad Lunsford says he saw what happened in Jefferson County between Pitt and prosecution witness, Brandon Vessel.  Lunsford's claim is that Pitt was not impersonating a law enforcement officer and Vessel was the aggressor.

In the affidavit, it said that Vessel was questioning Pitt about a four-wheeler and a BB gun that looked like a rifle.  Vessel got tense in his line of questioning and even put his hand on a pistol at his side.  According to Brian Ritchey, that's when Pitt pulled out a badge as a way of saying "I'm a good guy." 

The motion has been filed in Shelby County since it was the Jefferson County incident that caused Pitt to have his probation revoked.  Attorneys say they plan to submit the affidavit to the Jefferson County District Attorney within a few days.  The defense hopes to get a new hearing within 30 days. 

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