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[ISP] Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Fort Wayne Man
Start Date: 2/24/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 2/24/2014
Entry Description
Fort Wayne, IN-A 23 year old Fort Wayne man was arrested yesterday afternoon on gun-related and other charges following a vehicle pursuit with a Trooper assigned to the Gang and Violent Crime Unit.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., Trooper John Grant attempted to initiate a traffic stop for a moving violation on a 1998 Buick Century in the area of South Anthony and Drexel Avenue. The driver of the Buick, Henry Charles Purifoy III initially slowed to a stop but then sped away leading Grant in and around the area of Weisser Park. At the intersection of Pontiac and Holton Streets, the Purifoy allegedly threw a black-colored handgun out of the passenger side window. Fort Wayne Police officers assisting in the pursuit quickly arrived to locate and secure the gun, which was later deterimined to have been stolen back on Januray 4th of this year.

Purifoy finally stopped his car in the area of Hanna and LaSalle Streets before exiting through the passenger door and running east through the Chapel Oaks Apartment Complex.

Trooper Grant exited his vehicle and gave chase before finally catching Purifoy, with the assistance of a Fort Wayne Police Officer and his K-9 partner. Purifoy, who has ties to the D-Boys Gang, was allegedly found with marijuana on his person and he was taken to and incarcerated in the Allen County Jail on the following preliminary charges:

• Resisting Law Enforcement With a Vehicle
• Resisting Law Enforcement
• Possession of a Handgun by a Felon
• Possession of a Handgun Without a Permit
• Receiving Stolen Property
• Possession of Marijuana
• Criminal Trespass
Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Ron Galaviz
Phone: 260-459-4819
Email: rgalaviz@isp.in.gov
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