Orange County

Arrest made in case of woman found shot to death on Mother’s Day

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County deputies have made an arrest in the case of a woman who was found dead at an Orange County intersection May 9.

Deputies said they had arrested Dimity Lamont Pearson on charges of first-degree murder with a firearm in connection with the shooting death of Tyi Faison.

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Faison, a mother of three, was murdered as she walked home from work near the intersection of South Orange Avenue and 6th Street just after 6 a.m.

Shovell Faison says despite her grief, she is thankful for the news she got last night.

“Thank you, Jesus. I called everybody under the sun today that was on my phone. Last night, I woke everybody up,” she said.

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According to an arrest report, Fiason’s boyfriend, Dimity Pearson, called her place of work hours before the shooting and threatened her life.

Pearson, who was booked into the Orange County jail, was scheduled to appear before a judge Tuesday afternoon but did not make an appearance.

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He is being held without bond.

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Jeff Deal

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I joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in 2006.

Matt Reeser

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Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.