JACKSON – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former McNairy County Correctional Officer on charges of official misconduct and official oppression.
In September 2015, at the request of 25th District Attorney General Mike Dunavant and McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck, TBI Special Agents began investigating a McNairy County Correctional Officer, on a complaint that he directed and allowed one inmate to assault another while both inmates were confined in the McNairy County Correctional Facility. The incident occurred on September 26, 2015. During the course of the investigation, Special Agents identified 42-year-old Levis James Scalf as the individual responsible for allowing the assault to occur.
On Monday, the McNairy County Grand Jury returned indictments charging the Savannah, Tennessee, man with one count of Criminal Responsibility, one count of Official Misconduct, and one count of Official Oppression. Scalf turned himself in to a TBI Special Agent Monday afternoon and was booked into the McNairy County Correctional Facility on a $25,000 bond.