Man Accused of Stabbing Wife’s Ex-Boyfriend


A Rockford man gets stabbed, but he’s the one who ends up in jail.

Police arrested Samuel Purvis Monday evening. Investigators say he attacked his wife’s ex-boyfriend near Sandy Hollow and 9th St. Police say the victim cut Purvis in the head in self-defense.

Purvis wasn’t seriously hurt. He’s now charged with Aggravated Battery.

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