NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man has been fired by the Tennessee Department of Corrections after he was arrested Sunday after reportedly impersonating an officer and assaulting an employee at a Walmart in north Nashville.
According to an affidavit, Billy Miller Jr. was an employee at the Tennessee Department of Corrections, but is not a commissioned officer in the state.
The department told News 2 Monday that Miller had been with them since November of 2014, but was on leave at the time of the incident.
His employment with TDOC is now being terminated as a result of his arrest.
He took a Ford Explorer to the Walmart on Dickerson Pike Saturday for an oil change, reportedly parking in an area reserved for vehicles that were done being worked on, and when an employee asked him to move, Miller, 29, allegedly flashed a badge at him.
When a supervisor spoke with him, Miller asked if he needed to show his badge again and said that he was there on an emergency to make a bust, according to the report. He allegedly claimed the supervisor was moving too slow and said he was going to contact his “Captain” to take care of him.
At that point, the supervisor took a picture of the license plate tags on Miller’s vehicle and walked back into the store. Miller followed him inside, told him he couldn’t take the picture and proceeded to slam the supervisor into the wall and restrain him, according to an affidavit.
It went on to say that Miller detained the victim for taking the picture and forced him outside, slammed him against the Ford Explorer and put him in handcuffs. Miller made the victim delete the picture of his license plate, but before he left he stated,” It’s guys like me that kill guys like you for not listening.”
The victim told an officer Miller had been to the store before wearing a bullet proof vest with police patches on it, and that he believed Miller was a police officer since he had a badge and said he was there on a “bust.”
Miller was taken into custody on Sunday and charged with impersonating an officer, kidnapping and assault.
His bond was set at $75,000.
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