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Category: Purdy


UPDATE: Man killed in Purdy hit-and-run identified, suspect charged

A license plate left at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run in Purdy Saturday helped lead troopers to the suspect, who pleaded not guilty Monday to failing to remain at the scene of an accident involving death.

Christopher Kovacs, 43 of Gig Harbor, was ordered held pending $25,000 bail.

Troopers said Kovacs turned left in front of 21-year-old Jacob Daniel Converse, also of Gig Harbor, who was riding a Yamaha scooter south on state Route 302 at the time and died from his injuries, court records show.

Kovacs was heading north on the highway in a 2003 Ford Excursion, when

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Inmate charged with punching corrections officer in Purdy

A corrections officer at the Women’s Correctional Center in Purdy suffered whiplash, a brain contusion and a concussion after being punched by an inmate last month.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged the 28-year-old female inmate with custodial assault. She has not yet been arraigned.

The incident happened Feb. 15 after the inmate was ordered to return to her cell and retrieve a cup inmates are supposed to bring to receive their medication. When the inmate refused, a sergeant got on the radio to notify other officers of the situation.

As the inmate then tried to leave, the officer ordered her

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