Jimmy Lee Scruggs

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Trousdale County man in connection with the death of his girlfriend at their residence on Sulphur College Road last year.

HARTSVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Trousdale County man in connection with the death of his girlfriend at their residence on Sulphur College Road last year.

According to the TBI, Special Agents began investigating the December 2018 death of Dwanna Mayfield on May 28, 2019, after an autopsy showed the woman's death was homicide by strangulation.

During their investigation, TBI Special Agents developed information leading to Mayfield's boyfriend, Jimmy Lee Scruggs, 59, as the person responsible for the crime.

On Monday, the Trousdale County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging Scruggs with one count of first degree murder.

Agents arrested Scruggs Thursday, June 20, 2019, and booked him into the Trousdale County Jail, where he was being held without bond.

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