Correctional officer arrested after showing up to work drunk fired from job

Former Williamson County Correctional Officer Gregory Nelson booking photo (Williamson County jail records)
Former Williamson County Correctional Officer Gregory Nelson booking photo (Williamson County jail records)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A Williamson County Sheriff’s Office correctional officer was arrested and ultimately fire for public intoxication on the job Thursday.

At around 4:45 p.m., Officer Gregory Nelson showed up to work and other officers determined he was intoxicated. They then escorted him to the administrative offices where senior command staff worked to verify if he was drunk.

Sheriff Robert Chody decided, based on that review, to place the officer under arrest in the Williamson County Jail. He was terminated from his position at the same time.

Nelson had been with the Sheriff’s Office for just over a year, a spokesperson told KXAN.

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