TN Highway Patrol major arrested, suspended from duties

A Tennessee Highway Patrol major was arrested by Grundy County sheriff’s deputies Sunday and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, according to WDEF-TV. He allegedly got into a dispute with neighbors and had to be subdued with a TASER by the arresting officers. His wife was also charged.

News release from Tennessee Highway Patrol on Monday:

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced that Major Stacy Williams has been placed on discretionary leave and relieved of his official duties due to an incident that took place on Sunday, February 12 in Grundy County.

Williams, 47, will remain on discretionary leave with pay pending an investigation into allegations of conduct unbecoming for a department employee.

Major Williams has been a Tennessee state trooper since 1994. He was named Major over the THP Special Investigations Bureau in 2014.

It is the Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s policy to warn, suspend, demote or dismiss any employee whenever just or legal cause exists.

Employees shall not commit any act that would reflect discredit upon themselves or the department while on or off duty.

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