Employees at the West Bridge Inn did not want to talk on camera, but said Purinton appeared to be acting in a normal manor and showed his military ID to book a room. They said he went into the room for about three minutes and then left.
He was arrested at Applebee’s around 12:40 a.m. Thursday. 41 Action News attempted to talk to employees but was referred to Applebee’s corporate offices.
Henry County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Purinton remains behind bars. He has waived his extradition hearing, so the process to get him to Olathe, Kansas can begin. However, deputies would not say when Purinton will be transferred.