Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Fugitive caught after check


April 5, 2018


A Bessemer, Ala., man was arrested in Flomaton Tuesday afternoon several hours after police responded to a welfare check at 125 Sue St.

James Lonnie Purvis, 56, 1616 5th Ave., Bessemer, was arrested on a fugitive warrant filed by the Alabama Department of Corrections for a parole violation.

Police were originally dispatched to the Sue Street residence at 6:54 a.m. for a welfare check. According to the female inside the home, Purvis 'began to see things' and accidentally fell on her and his knife cut her leg. No criminal charges were filed.

Police later learned about the active warrants and...

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