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TBI: Man indicted for December 2018 murder of girlfriend

Posted: 4:20 PM, Jun 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-20 17:20:36-04
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HARTSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man has been indicted with killing his girlfriend after an incident in Trousdale County.

59-year-old Jimmy Scruggs was indicted this week in the strangulation death of his girlfriend Dwanna Mayfield.

TBI says they began investigating the case in May after an autopsy revealed Mayfield death was caused by strangulation.

The incident happened at their home on Sulphur College Road in December 2018.

Scruggs is being held without bond in the Trousdale County Jail.