William Watterud

William Watterud

FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) - A Williamson County deputy has been fired and arrested on domestic assault charges in an incident that happened the night of September 9.

According to Williamson County Sheriff's Office, 28-year-old William Watterud of Mount Pleasant is in Maury County Jail on charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

An arrest warrant obtained by News4 says that Matterud forced his girlfriend, who is pregnant, into her bedroom and did not allow her to leave for almost four hours. The warrant says Watterud "used coercion and physical force against her in addition to the threat of physical harm to her unborn child" as a way to make her stay in the room.

Watterud allegedly forbid his girlfriend from going to the bathroom. She had to use a trashcan in the room to relieve herself.

He had worked for the Williamson County Sheriff's Office for less than five months.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to News4 for updates.

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