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Jackson Tennessee Police Department
Saturday February 15th, 2014 :: 07:57 p.m. CST

Police Charge Fiancé with First Degree Murder and Tampering with Evidence in Death of Union University Student


DATE: February 15, 2014
BY: Chief Gill Kendrick

Point of Contact: Capt. Tyreece Miller 731-425-8676

Police Charge Fiancé with First Degree Murder and Tampering with Evidence in Death of Union University Student

Jackson police have charged Charles Pittman, 21, with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in connection with the homicide of Olivia Greenlee, 21. Pittman and Greenlee were both students at Union University and lived off campus in Jackson.

Around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jackson police were called after Greenlee was found dead in her 2001 Toyota Corolla on the parking lot behind Luther Hall on Union University's campus.

Investigators and an assistant county medical examiner were called to the scene. A gun was found inside the car and the preliminary cause of death was a single gunshot wound.

Pittman, 21, was developed as a person of interest. On Friday evening, investigators met with Pittman and conducted a follow-up interview. Based on their findings, he was taken into custody and booked at the Madison County Jail on an investigative hold.

On Saturday afternoon, investigators met with prosecutors and discussed the evidence in the case. The evidence shows that on Tuesday night Pittman shot Greenlee as she sat in her car. Pittman then staged the crime scene to give the appearance that Greenlee had committed suicide.

Investigators prepared a warrant charging Pittman with first degree murder and tampering with evidence. The Jackson City Court Judge will review Pittman's charges Sunday morning and determine a bond amount. Based on the first degree murder charge, the judge may order Pittman held with no bond.

Pittman will be formally arraigned at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Jackson City Court.

Jackson Tennessee Police Department
234 Institute St
Jackson, TN 38301

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 731-425-8400

Tyreece Miller
Criminal Investigation Divison

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