n The Oxford ex-attorney
is in the Lafayette County Jail.
By Patsy R. Brumfield
OXFORD – Zach Scruggs, the son of former plaintiff’s attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, did not violate his Tupelo half-way house report deadline, says his attorney, who doesn’t understand why the 34-year-old Scruggs was moved to the Lafayette County Jail on Friday.
Scruggs, disbarred from practicing law, served six months of a 14-month federal sentence in an Arkansas prison for his part in the plot to bribe Circuit Judge Henry Lackey of Calhoun City.
He was released from the Forrest City prison Tuesday to report to Tupelo. The facility prepares inmates for a successful return to society.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Bob Norman was quoted in another state newspaper as saying Scruggs arrived at the halfway house late.
But Cal Mayo of Oxford, who represents Scruggs, disagreed, saying his client faced a 2 p.m. Tuesday deadline to report to the Tupelo facility and did so with 15 minutes to spare.