Chance Purvis, East Carolina University senior defensive lineman, was arrested and booked on multiple felony charges on Tuesday. Pitt County records show Purvis was booked with second degree kidnapping and breaking or entering with intent to terrorize or injure. His bail was set at $10,000.
“We are aware of the situation concerning Chance Purvis and consider these charges as very serious and completely unacceptable,” ECU head coach Mike Houston said via Stephen Igoe of 247sports.com. “Chance has been suspended from all football-related activities until further notice.”
Purvis joins senior offensive lineman Cortez Herrin as the second ECU upperclassman to be booked on felony charges this off-season.
Purvis, who was in-line to be a key contributor for the Pirates in 2020, played in all 12 games last season and racked up 27 solo tackles and 51 tackles total. Additionally, he recorded four sacks and 12 tackles for loss.
“We will continue to monitor the situation, but since this is a legal matter, any additional comment on our part would be inappropriate at this time,” Houston said via Igoe.