SOUTHGATE, MI – Blake Purvis was ordered to jail by the judge who is presiding over his conviction of impersonating a police officer in Southgate after he was found to have violated the terms of his probation.
Based on records from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Purvis was taken into custody on Friday April 20th, 2018 and will spend the next year behind bars for violating the terms of his probation. A witness in court stated that Blake Purvis, as part of his terms set forth by the courts when he was sentenced, was to undergo a psychological evaluation, which he failed to do.
Though it is only speculation but the presiding judge could not avoid all of the media coverage on Blake Purvis now that he has been charged two more times for the same exact thing that he plead guilty to in Southgate. Many believe that instead of having the arrest warrant be part of the ongoing investigation of the new charges, the judge had the option of violating his probation based on the order of the mental health evaluation.
Officials have not yet commented on why he has been taken into custody while he awaits his impending trial in the two new cases.
In other items that are connected to Blake Purvis, the group that has stood by him for so long appears to be distancing themselves away from him, at least for now. On the social media page for the group on Facebook, a message was posted on Wednesday April 19th. It stated the following:
IMPORTANT UPDATE – RE: Feeding Detroit & Downriver
We are working on making changes to our group to maintain our mission of helping the less fortunate.
Effective immediately, Blake Purvis is no longer associated with FD&D. Due to the overwhelming amount of false information being shared on social media, in the form of assumptions, personal opinions or advice, we will not be responding to social media posts or comments. We are also unable to facilitate interaction between anyone and Blake, for any reason. We wish Blake all the best and we sincerely thank him for everything he has done for FD&D. It is our sincere desire that, once Blake has rectified his personal situation, he will be back with the FD&D family.
FD&D will continue to help the homeless of our community, every day and we sincerely hope you will continue to support our mission. You can help in many ways, i.e.: cooking a meal, going with us – on the streets – while we help feed the less fortunate, continue watching & sharing our live feeds. We are always in need of assistance with items the homeless need (blankets, socks, hand warmers, tents, etc). Please message our page with any questions and we’ll be happy to help you, help us, help the homeless.
The group is correct that there has been a great deal of misinformation about the legal and personal issues of Blake Purvis that has been and continue to be posted to social media about him.
During his pretrial hearing this past week, it was noted that the legal council for Purvis was not aware of his conviction in Southgate and his lawyer appeared to be caught off guard when the prosecuting attorney’s office casually mentioned it during the proceeding.
Purvis at this time appears to be his own worst enemy.