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Suspect Allegedly Tried To Have Witness Murdered

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 13:16:44-04

A man has been charged with solicitation to commit first degree murder following an investigation into multiple arson cases.

Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they obtained an indictment for 39-year-old Calvin Booher, an inmate at the Overton County Jail.

Booher has stood accused of trying to solicit the murder of a witness in his pending criminal case.

Reports stated authorities began investigating Booher on September 13. A year before, he was arrested and charged with aggravated arson in connection to multiple fires in the Livingston area.

Earlier in September, officials discovered that Booher, while incarcerated, tried to arrange for a witness in his arson case to be murdered.

Booher was charged with one count of solicitation to commit first degree murder on Monday.

Authorities added he was served with the additional charge at the jail on Thursday night.