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Former murder suspect charged in Scotland Neck shooting

Posted November 9, 2011

— A Halifax County man once charged with murder in a 2008 shooting death faces new charges in connection with a shooting at a party early Sunday.

Lt. George Evans said that Daquan Sherodd Pittman, 21, is accused of opening fire at a party outside Scotland Neck around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Bullets struck two people.

Both victims were taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Evans said. One has been released, while the other was in fair condition Monday.

Pittman was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. He was given an $82,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court Dec. 7.

Pittman was once charged with murder in the June 7, 2008, death of 19-year-old Terrance Lamon Tillery, who was shot at a house on N.C. Highway 903 outside Scotland Neck. A second man was also injured in the shooting.

Pittman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and assault inflicting serious bodily injury, according to state Department of Correction records. He was put on probation and later served seven months in jail for a probation violation.

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  • anonemoose Nov 11, 10:10 a.m.

    Maybe there was another it was in all caps rather than normal. Ever think of that?

  • voiceofreason32 Nov 10, 9:04 a.m.

    If you resubmit it without the shouting, I'll read it.
    fayncmike

    A convicted murderer (well worthless DA's in Halifax County led him plead to a lesser charge) has tried to kill again, and your biggest concern is somone typing in CAPITAL LETTERS.....good priorities

  • fayncmike Nov 10, 8:23 a.m.

    "WELCOME TO JUSTICE, HALIFAX COUNTY STYLE..

    HE WILL PLEAD TO 2 COUNTS OF ASSAULT W/ A DEADLY WEAPON AND GET CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED.
    anonemoose"

    With all due respect, do you think shouting will get your message across any better? If you resubmit it without the shouting, I'll read it.

  • anonemoose Nov 9, 5:24 p.m.

    WELCOME TO JUSTICE, HALIFAX COUNTY STYLE..

    HE WILL PLEAD TO 2 COUNTS OF ASSAULT W/ A DEADLY WEAPON AND GET CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 9, 5:13 p.m.

    Yep the bond is too low. Wonder how many people he'll have to kill before they actually do something?

  • bloodystinch Nov 9, 4:18 p.m.

    he may have been convicted of involuntary manslaughter but he may have pled down to that charge. i'm as liberal as they come but when it comes to violent crime, i say show offenders no mercy.

  • SmokeWagon Nov 9, 4:02 p.m.

    ..."Former murder suspect charged in Scotland Neck shooting..."

    How's that liberal justice system workin' out for this NEXT victim..???

  • toofarout Nov 9, 3:53 p.m.

    Well i guess out justice system taught him well. Serve 7 months then go shoot someone else up. And only a $82,000 bail this time? I'll be surprised if he even shows for his court date.

  • Paul M Nov 9, 3:21 p.m.

    people ....you need to read !!! he wasnt convicted of murder. it was involintary manslaughter... big diff

  • hunter38 Nov 9, 3:21 p.m.

    Well maybe he will actually spend a night in prison this time.

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