KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knox Co. Sheriff's Office announced the termination of the deputy arrested for stealing a car and driving under the influence over the weekend. Jason Williams, 40, was fired Monday morning. Williams was a corrections officer and had just marked his 10th year with the force.
Williams was arrested after officers responded to a disturbance call at Cotton Eyed Joe's in west Knox Co. Friday night. According to KCSO, Williams took a bag off a table and car keys. The owners found Williams in the parking lot with the bag and their cellphones.
Officers said the car was moved from where it was initially parked.
According to the incident report, Williams said that he got into the victim’s car and drove it, but decided not to take it and left it at the end of the parking lot.
Williams reportedly got into a physical fight with witnesses in the parking lot.
Williams was assigned to the Radio Unit of the KCSO where he worked on two-way radios.