33-year-old Christopher Purvis was charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm, and attempted second-degree murder after firing a shot near his girlfriend and 2-year-old son.
On July 15th, Deputies Brown, Brooks, and Trent responded to a call for an aggravated assault that occurred at 6236 Arctic Cove earlier that morning. Deputies were dispatched to the Dollar Tree on 7858 Church Street to meet with Crystal Radford, where she informed officers that her boyfriend Christopher Purvis assaulted her while arguing in her home on Arctic Cv. During the exchange, Mr. Purvis became aggressive and retrieved an assault rifle. He trained the rifle on Ms. Radford and her 2-year-old son, and fired a single round just to the left of the mother and child.
While Ms. Radford fled to her car with her son, Purvis rushed after her and grabbed her by her ponytail and clasped his hand around her neck to prevent her from escaping. In the midst of the struggle, Purvis threatened to kill her and any police officers who came to their home. Ms. Radford was able to wrestle free of the man’s grasp and quickly left the property to report the incident to the police.
Once Deputy Brooks verified that Christoper Purvis was a convicted felon, a perimeter was placed around the residence, and he was spotted searching the trunk of his black Mercedes. Purvis attempted to run inside when officers moved in to make the arrest but was quickly apprehended by deputies. With Crystal Radford’s consent, officers searched all of the property and located the weapon, a Mossberg 22 AR loaded with 22 rounds. Christopher Purvis was transported to CJC and the weapons were checked into evidence.
Christopher Purvis was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a handgun, possession of a firearm while committing a dangerous felony, and attempted second-degree murder. His bond was set at $85,000.