It is being reported by The Smoking Gun that Jena Six defendant Bryant Purvis is back in hot water with the authorities. You may remember the original case, six black youths in Jenna, Louisiana were accused of attempted murder of a fellow school mate.

The ensuing hue and cry, about recall profiling caused the original charges to be thrown out, and in their place some reduced charges laid. The case against Bryant Purvis is  scheduled for a March trial on the reduced charges of aggravated battery and conspiracy. If convicted of those felonies, Purvis could face a maximum of more than 20 years in prison.

This latest skirmish with the law can do little to assist in his defense. It is claimed in a police report that Purvis whose family has now relocated to Carrollton, Texas, from Louisiana, was involved in an altercation with a fellow student at Hebron High School. The report claims that Purvis assaulted a male student he apparently suspected of vandalizing his vehicle. After choking the 18-year-old victim, the 6′ 6″ Purvis allegedly slammed the teenager’s head into a table.

Purvis was held briefly in police custody and then released on a $1000 bond. This time around the damage is only a misdemeanor charge, but his rap sheet is definitely becoming longer.

Simon Barrett

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