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Georgia State Patrol Trooper arrested and booked into the Whitfield County Jail Wednesday afternoon

Updated: Oct 10, 2019

A now-former Georgia State Patrolman has been arrested and booked into the Whitfield County jail. Timothy Williams, 33 of Dalton turned himself in Wednesday afternoon at the Jail at 805 Professional Boulevard on a felony warrant from the GBI for false statement/writing/conceal facts with government. Williams worked out of GSP Post 41 in LaFayette. On Sept. 16, the GBI began a public official’s investigation on Williams, according to a press release from the GBI. According to the press release "The Dalton Police Department requested the assistance of the GBI after responding to a Dalton residence to investigate an open line 911 call." "The initial response from law enforcement revealed the possibility that some type of physical altercation occurred between Timothy Williams and other occupants of the residence. In the course of the investigation, it was determined that Timothy Williams was employed as a trooper for the Georgia State Patrol." Georgia Department Public Safety said "According to Policy #3.01 – Code of Conduct, “Members will not engage in any conduct that is unbecoming an employee of the Department, nor which impairs the operation of the Department. No member will engage in any behavior which results in incarceration or probation.” DPS says Williams was hired on the Department May 21, 2017. Before becoming a state 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. According to his POST file he had no disciplinary history.