Police on Friday evening were holding a person of interest in a June home invasion and double shooting on Glenview Drive in Belleville.
Karvin Pitts, 30, was arrested Friday afternoon on unrelated felony escape and theft warrants, said Master Sgt. Todd Keilbach. Pitts was arrested in Ferguson, Mo., and was being held there Friday. No charges have been filed yet in the home invasion and shooting, according to the St. Clair County Prosecutor’s Office.
On June 12, 57-year-old Marva Petrus and her 27-year-old son, Daniel Petrus, were shot during a June 12 home invasion in Belleville. Belleville Police on Friday described Pitts as a person of interest in the case. No persons of interest other than Pitts were being sought as of Friday, Keilbach said.
Police said the assailant in the shooting and home invasion may have followed one of his victims home from an ATM to their home on Glenview. Both victims have been released from the hospital, and are recovering from being shot.
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Pitts was convicted of residential burglary in 2004, and spent four years in prison. He was also convicted of driving with a revoked driver’s license in 2016, and was sentenced to two years on probation.
In March 2017, St. Clair County prosecutors charged Pitts with felony escape. The allegations in that charge were unclear Friday.