Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacy Williams chose to resign, in lieu of termination, after an investigation.
47-year old Williams was placed on discretionary leave with pay on February 13, the same day the department opened an investigation into reported policy violations. All departmental equipment including weapons, badges, and commission card were secured at that time.
The investigation revealed that Williams' actions constituted conduct unbecoming for a department employee. It all started on February 12, 2017, when the Grundy County Sheriffs Office responded to a shots fired call at the trooper's home In Altamont.
When deputies arrived, they reported a disturbance between the trooper and his neighbors. At that time, Williams was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, intoxication, resisting arrest, and reckless endangerment. The sheriff said that the trooper's wife was also arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest.
Stacy Williams had been a state trooper since 1994. He was named Major over the THP Special Investigations Bureau Nashville in 2014.