Hawkins County constable faces felony charges

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A Hawkins County constable is facing two counts of felony charges, according to documents obtained by News Channel 11. 

William Davis Creasy, 64, was arrested Feb. 8 and on a charge of official misconduct and official oppression. Creasy was released later that day. 

According to the presentment from Hawkins County Court, the charges stem from a stop on Aug. 15, 2018, when Creasy knowingly acted “with the intent to obtain a benefit or harm another committed an act relating to his office or employment that constitutes an unauthorized exercise of official power.” 

The presentment states Creasy stopped a victim with his blue lights on his constable vehicle before to taking office, a class E felony, and subjected the victim to “mistreatment or to arrest, detention, stop frisk, halt, search, seizure, dispossession, assessment or lien when he knew the conduct is unlawful.” 

Creasy is expected in Hawkins County Court April 26. 

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