Man faces new firearm charge after jail phone conversation

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JACKSON, Tenn. — A man arrested last week on a disorderly conduct charge was in city court again Wednesday on an additional illegal firearm possession charge. Brandon Purdy was initially arrested July 13 after police responded to a domestic disturbance at a West Forest Avenue apartment, according to court papers. While in jail, Purdy allegedly told a witness in a recorded phone conversation about a gun underneath a couch, according to an affidavit. Police say they had already found a handgun in the exact location Purdy described. Purdy already faced one count of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon after police found a handgun within his reach in an apartment kitchen at the time of his arrest, according to an affidavit. Purdy is a convicted felon on convictions from 2008, according to police. He is charged with unlawful carrying or possessing a firearm by a convicted felon. The judge set his bond at $5,000.

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