COOKEVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for an inmate of the Overton County Jail who stands accused of trying to solicit the murder of a witness in his pending criminal case.

On September 13th, TBI Agents began investigating Calvin Booher (DOB 2-10-78). A year ago, authorities arrested Booher and charged him with Aggravated Arson in connection to several fires in the Livingston area.  Earlier this month, Agents developed information that, while incarcerated, Booher attempted to arrange for a witness in his arson case to be murdered.

On Monday, the Overton County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging Booher with one count of Solicitation to Commit First Degree Murder. He was served with the additional charge last night at the Overton County Jail, where he remained in custody at the time of this release.

Additional information about the previous arson case can be found on the TBI Newsroom blog: