Bond has been set at $2 million for one of two suspects arrested for a December Greenville murder.
Anquan Pittman went before a District Court judge Thursday morning at the Pitt County Detention Center.
The 30-year-old was arrested Wednesday by Greenville police for the murder of Ronnie Chapman. The 34 year old man was found shot to death in the driver's seat of a pickup truck at Arlington Square Apartment complex off Arlington Boulevard.
After court, a woman who said she was Pittman's mother told WITN that her son was in the wrong place at the wrong time and he did not kill Chapman.
She said her son tried to stop them from fighting, and didn't come forward eight months ago as he was trying to protect his friends. The woman would not give us her name.
Also arrested was 28-year-old Demetrius Hines. The Greenville Police Fugitive Task Force took him into custody in Fayetteville around 6:00 a.m.. He was transported back to Pitt County where he has a court date set for Friday.
Within 24 hours of the murder, 34-year-old Moses Pittman was arrested by Greenville police and he remains behind bars. Relatives say the two Pittmans are cousins.
Two suspected killers are off the streets this morning, bringing the number of people arrested for a broad daylight murder in an apartment complex parking lot in Greenville in December 2013 to three.
Anquan Pittman, age 30, has been charged in the murder at the Arlington Square Apartment complex off Arlington Boulevard.
Also arrested this morning: 28-year-old Demetrius Hines. The Greenville Police Fugitive Task Force took him into custody in Fayetteville. He will be transported now to Pitt County.
Ronnie Chapman, age 34, was found shot to death in the driver's seat of a pickup truck.
Within 24 hours of the murder, 34-year-old Moses Pittman was arrested. There is no word if the Pittmans are related. Pittman remains locked up.
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