Sherriff’s Deputy Fired after DUI Arrest

by ParkmanLaw on August 20, 2013

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Jason Williams, a Knox County sheriff’s deputy, was fired Monday after being jailed on a DUI charge and three counts of theft.  Williams, 40, is accused of trying to steal a car and attempting to drive it while intoxicated.  The former Knox County Corrections officer is currently being held on a $17,000 bond in the same prison where he has worked for the past ten years.

A police report shows that the Knox County Sheriffs Office responded to a call on Friday claiming two people had their cell phones, bag, and keys to a Lexus stolen while they were dancing at Cotton Eye Joe in West Knox County.  Williams told deputies that he found the bag and in an attempt to find the owner used key buttons to locate the car.  He admitted to driving the victim’s car, but said he decided not to take it and left it at the end of the parking lot.  Deputies say Williams was unable to perform a field sobriety test because of his combative behavior.  Williams received a letter from Sherriff Jones in response to the incident that said, “Your disgraceful behavior and dereliction of duty has jeopardized the Sheriff’s Office.”

Witnesses say that the victims got into a fight with Williams when they confronted him.

Williams worked in the detention center’s radio shop where he worked on two-way radios.  He received average or above average scores on his latest evaluations.  The sheriff’s office reports that Jason Williams had been in their employment since August 4, 2003.

If you find yourself facing DUI charges, it is important to find an experienced attorney to represent you.  The attorneys of Parkman & White, LLC have a history of success in the court room and are ready to represent clients nationwide.

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