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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OCSO has made an arrest in the May 9 shooting death of 30-year-old Tyi Faison. Dimity Lamont Pearson, 39, was arrested for 1st Degree Murder w/Firearm. Homicide detectives worked hard to make an arrest in this case. We thank those in the community who helped bring him to justice. pic.twitter.com/vL5ZAci4Ib— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) May 25, 2021
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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