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Matt Pitt of The Basement charged again for impersonating a police officer

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The Basement's minister Matt Pitt has found himself in trouble with the law again.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Pitt was charged Wednesday after allegedly impersonating a peace officer in June. 

The JCCO says they received a report around 6 p.m. June 15 that there was a man impersonating a law enforcement officer. The witness reported seeing a suspicious vehicle in front of a residence about two hours before his call, with people going back and forth between a vehicle and a wooded area. 

When the caller went to investigate, he discovered a rifle at the edge of the woods. While the caller waited for law enforcement to arrive, two men reportedly approached on ATVs and retrieved the weapon. 

Neither man was able to answer as to what they were doing, and the suspect who took the rifle identified himself as a law enforcement officer before driving away.

The suspect was identified as Larry Mathew Pitt, 30.

Pitt's bond was set at $15,000 on the charge. He was reported to be out of town when sheriff's officials attempted to notify him about the warrant. He is expected to surrender on this charge when he returns.

Pitt reached a plea agreement last September after he was charged with impersonating a police officer and obstruction of justice. Pitt was accused of using flashing blue lights in his SUV to get around traffic. 

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