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Teen charged with attempted murder

Teen charged with attempted murder

Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011 9:08 pm

An 18-year-old Dyersburg High School student was arraigned today in Dyersburg City Court on an attempted murder charge filed against him following an incident Thursday night in the parking lot of Dyersburg High School.
Adam Purvis appeared before Dyersburg City Judge Dean Dedmon shortly after 9 a.m. today, according to Dyersburg City Court Clerk Diane Williamson. She said Purvis was given a $50,000 bond and his initial court appearance was set for 4 p.m. May 9.
Purvis was arrested Thursday night at his Dyersburg home by the Dyersburg Police Department. He was held overnight in the Dyer County Jail.
His arrest was made in connection with an incident following the Dyersburg High School-Crockett County High School baseball game, according to The Dyersburg State Gazette. An unidentified 16-year-old Crockett County male was allegedly run over by Purvis, who was driving a Jeep Cherokee, the State Gazette reported today.
The victim had to be transported to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis where he was listed in critical condition, according to the State Gazette.
Dyersburg Police Department Capt. Steve Isbell told The State Gazette officers responded to the scene of the incident at 9:06 p.m. Purvis was originally charged with aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. The attempted first degree murder charge was filed against him by an investigator with the Dyersburg Police Department.
Attempted first degree murder is a class B felony.

Published in The Messenger 4.8.11


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