A former chaplain with the Clayton County Sheriff's Department alleges a computer trespassing charge against him is the result of a dispute with Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill.
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Photo: JOHN SPINK / AJC/JOHN SPINK / AJC

Former Clayton chaplain lands in jail in alleged dispute with Sheriff Victor Hill 

A former chaplain for the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department alleges a dispute with Sheriff Victor Hill has landed him behind bars.

Channel 2 Action News reports that Rodney Williams turned himself in to the Clayton Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday after being accused allegedly by Hill of computer trespassing.

The Clayton Sheriff’s Department did not return requests for comment.

Williams told Channel 2 that the conflict began when he refused a request by the Clayton Sheriff’s Department to carry a gun. He said Hill wanted all the chaplains to become deputies.

"I don't see anybody seeing me as a chaplain when I got a gun pointed at them," he told Channel 2.

He was later fired, but before leaving the department sent an email to his former colleagues calling Hill “toxic” and saying he had an evil agenda. He said Hill used the email as the basis of the computer trespassing charge.  

This is a developing story. Please return for updates. 

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