State trooper arrested on rape, assault charges

State trooper arrested on rape, assault charges


A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper is on leave following his weekend arrest on rape and domestic assault charges.

Trooper William Hobbs was arrested Saturday in Hohenwald, Lewis County, about 80 miles southwest of Nashville.

The criminal investigation is ongoing.

The THP is also conducting an internal investigation into possible violations of department policies and procedures.

Hobbs, 48, is assigned to the THP Lawrenceburg District. He has been a state trooper since January 2, 2004.

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