Timothy V. Williams
Photo: Whitfield County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Whitfield County Sheriff's Office

State trooper arrested on felony charge in North Georgia, GBI says

A Georgia State Patrol trooper was fired after being arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of providing the GBI with false statements and writings, authorities said.

Timothy V. Williams has been under investigation by the GBI since Sept. 16 due to an alleged physical altercation between someone else and him in a Dalton home, the agency said in a news release. Dalton police requested the GBI to investigate the incident. 

No other details on the alleged altercation were provided, and it’s unclear what false statement or writing he’s accused of making.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety fired Williams due to the arrest. He had worked as a trooper since May 21, 2017, and was initially assigned to Post 41 in LaFayette after graduating in the 101st Trooper School, according to the DPS.

Timothy V. Williams
Photo: Georgia Department of Public Safety

Before becoming a trooper, he was an officer with the Dalton Police Department from 2011 to May 2017, according to Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council records. He worked with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office from 2006 to 2011.

Before this incident, he had no disciplinary history on his POST file.

Williams was booked into the Whitfield County Jail. His booking information was not immediately available.

— AJC data specialist Jennifer Peebles contributed to this article.

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