published Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Three men indicted by Hamilton County grand jury in 2010 murder of 21-year-old man

Ronald Lee Pittman, Billy Bob Partin and Patrick Carmody
Ronald Lee Pittman, Billy Bob Partin and Patrick Carmody

Three men arrested in June on murder-related charges in a 2010 home robbery have been indicted by the Hamilton County grand jury.

Billy Bob Partin, 39, and Patrick Carmody, 44, face charges of felony murder and especially aggravated robbery. Ronald Lee Pittman, 42, faces charges of facilitation of felony murder and facilitation of especially aggravated robbery in the death of Chance LeCroy.

Police arrested Carmody in Davidson County on June 22, one week after arresting Partin and Carmody.

LeCroy was killed in his 1211 Johnston Terrace home on Sept. 9, 2010. Pittman told investigators that he and Partin wanted to rob LeCroy where they thought the could get drugs and flat-screen TVs, but the crime went wrong.

Tucker King, LeCroy’s roommate, told police he was sleeping on the couch when he heard a gunshot and woke to find LeCroy’s body.

Pittman and Carmody are being held on $1.5 million bonds each, Partin has a $2 million bond, according to court records.

All three men face arraignment in Hamilton County Criminal Court on Oct. 5.

For more see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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