The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shots fired call at 9925 SR 108 in Altamont overnight on February 12. On arrival, deputies encountered a disturbance between Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacey Williams and neighbors.
Williams was taken into custody after deputies were forced to deploy TASERS. Williams is charged with aggravated assault, public intoxication, resisting arrest, and reckless endangerment. Williams’ wife. Tammy, was also taken into custody and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest.
Both were released on bond and their initial appearance in court is scheduled for March 9. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum stated the District Attorney’s Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol Internal Affairs Division are also conducting investigations into the incident.
Megan Buell of THP says Williams is now paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
According to Buell, Williams has been a state trooper since 1994. He was named Major in the THP Special Investigations Bureau in 2014.