Teen killed in Rawls Springs, suspect in jail - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Teen killed in Rawls Springs, suspect in jail

Pittman Pittman
Leming Leming

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The suspected killer of a Rawls Springs teenager appeared in Forrest County Justice court Wednesday morning.

Bobby Pittman, 47, had bond set by Judge David Meyers at $250,000 in the shooting death of Robert Matthew Greenwood, 17.

A second individual, Justin Cole Leming, 17, was also arrested at the scene of the shooting. Leming, who put in the call to 911, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Leming's bond was set at $20,000.

The shooting took place around 7 p.m. in Rawls Springs at 123 Old Rawls Springs road.

A close relative of Pittman claims the boys had been harassing him and trespassing on his property recently. The relative claims Pitmann fired his weapon into the dark and was unaware he had shot someone.

Officials said Pittman was under nurse's care before the incident.

Both suspects are being held at Forrest County Jail.

Forrest County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the case and have not yet released further details.


Copyright 2009 WDAM. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly