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THP Major On Leave After Arrest In Grundy County

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 14:09:36-05

A major for the Tennessee Highway Patrol has been placed on discretionary leave after his arrest in Grundy County. 

THP officials said Major Stacy Williams was relieved of his official duties after an incident Sunday at a residence in Altamont. 

According to Grundy County Sheriff's officials, deputies encountered a disturbance between Williams and his neighbors. At one point, tasers had to be used.  

Williams was charged with aggravated assault, public intoxication, resisting arrest and reckless endangerment. His wife was also taken into custody and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Both were released on bond, and scheduled to appear in court on March 9. 

The 47-year-old would remain on discretionary leave with pay, pending an investigation into allegations of “conduct unbecoming for a department employee.”

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