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Jail assault charged

Series: Crime Briefs | Story 17

August 27, 2020

COLFAX — An Oct. 12 jury date has been set for an inmate who pleaded not guilty to allegedly attacking a Whitman County Jail officer while he was serving the inmates a meal.

According to the police report, Levi Graham, 22, allegedly hit Correction’s Officer Morgan Scharff 11 times on July 2. After the attack, Scharff was taken to Whitman Hospital and Medical Center, treated for a possible concussion and put on medical leave from work for a time.

According to the report, Graham told the interviewing officer after the attack that Scharff was disrespectful to him and talking about him be...

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