A third person has been arrested in connection with the Sept. 9, 2010, murder of Chance LeCroy in Lupton City.
Patrick Shane Carmody, 43, was arrested on Friday in Davidson County on a warrant issued by the Chattanooga Police Department.
Carmody has been charged with felony murder and especially aggravated robbery.
Police earlier arrested Billy Bob Partin, 39, and Ronald Lee Pittman, 42. Partin has been charged with felony murder and especially aggravated robbery. Pittman has been charged with facilitation of felony murder and facilitation of especially aggravated robbery.
Police said they obtained information that Partin and Pittman were involved, then Pittman gave a confession.
He told police that they went to the residence because they knew that "Chance LeCroy had dope and flat screens at his house."
But he said "things were wrong and Chance LeCroy was shot."
Police said the incident occurred at approximately 11:55 a.m. at the victim’s residence. The 21-year-old LeCroy was asleep in his bedroom. His roommate was also asleep, but on the couch in the living room.
According to the roommate, he was awakened by the sound of a gunshot. He jumped up and was met by a white male pointing a gun at him. He said the man forced him on the floor and kept the gun to the back of his head. A second man came from the back of the house and stated, “We got it! Let’s go!”
The two men left the home through the back door. The roommate observed a grey or blue pickup truck leaving the driveway that the men were possibly in. Chance LeCroy had been shot in the head by the second suspect and was pronounced dead on the scene once EMS arrived.
The two suspects had been described as white males who were armed with handguns. The first suspect in the living room was wearing a blue jacket with a hood, a bandana over his face and blue jeans. There was no further description on the second suspect.
Partin in 2001 pleaded guilty to theft over $1,000 and was given a two-year suspended sentence.
Pittman earlier this year was given pretrial judicial diversion on a theft case. He was in Judge Don Poole's courtroom.