Trenton man accused in slaying


Published: Friday, January 2, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 11:51 p.m.

A Trenton man was arrested Wednesday for the murder of a man found dead along a roadside in June.

Samuel Lane Pittman, 26, was arrested on a warrant for first-degree murder. He's accused of killing Willie James Ellison, 38, who was found June 4 along the side of Tyler Grade Road east of Trenton.

An autopsy showed he died of a gunshot wound from a large-caliber weapon.

Pittman is being held without bond at the Alachua County jail.

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