Rockford man charged with murder on Vincent Avenue

Devon Pitts, 26, faces two counts of first-degree murder.
Devon Pitts, 26, faces two counts of first-degree murder.(Winnebago County jail)
Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 12:16 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A 26-year-old man faces two counts of first-degree murder after his father was found dead on June 2.

Police found 64-year-old Roger A. Pitts at his home in the 300 block of Vincent Avenue. An autopsy by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Roger did not die of natural causes.

Devon Pitts, 26, was arrested over the weekend on unrelated charges, but during the investigation was determined as a suspect in his father’s death and is now being held in the Winnebago County jail without bond.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department extended its condolences Tuesday to the Pitts family, with Sheriff Gary Caurana saying “The deputies and detectives of the Sheriff’s Office remain dedicated to serving and protecting the community, and we will continue our relentless efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents.”