Jena 6 Member Re-Arrested– Bashes Student's Head On Table

It seems like just yesterday Bryant Purvis was flashing the “Jena 6” sign at the BET Music Awards…

“Jena 6” attackers Bryant Purvis and Carwin Jones flash the “6” sign at the BET Hip-Hop awards where they were guests of honor after they beat fellow student Justin Barker unconscious.

Today, Bryant Purvis was back in the news.
The Smoking Gun reported:

One of the “Jena Six” defendants was arrested yesterday for allegedly assaulting a fellow student at a Texas high school. Bryant Purvis, 19, was busted on the misdemeanor charge following an 8:30 AM altercation at Hebron High School in Carrollton, where his family relocated from Louisiana.

According to the below arrest warrant affidavit, Purvis assaulted a male student he apparently suspected of vandalizing his auto. Along with choking the 18-year-old victim, the 6′ 6″ Purvis allegedly slammed the teenager’s head on a table. Purvis, pictured in the mug shot at right, was briefly jailed before being released on $1000 bond. Purvis and five codefendants were originally charged with attempted murder in connection with the December 2006 beating of a white high school student in Jena, Louisiana.

Just a few short months ago Bryant was given a standing ovation at the BET Music Awards after beating a white kid unconscious. This week, he was re-arrested.


The photo above shows Bryant Purvis and Carwin Jones of The ‘Jena 6′ having a cool time at the 2007 BET Awards that aired on BET. This also shows the real victim Justin Barker in the hospital after he was beaten unconscious on Dec. 4, 2006 in Jena, LA by six black students. Barker, who was cold-cocked unconscious, was treated and later released from the hospital. The photo was released by the LaSalle Parish District Attorney’s Office. (Sweetness and Light and AP)

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