Hawkins County constable resigns amid felony charges

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The Hawkins County constable facing two counts of felony charges has resigned, according to Dan Armstrong, the district attorney general serving the county.

According to court documents, William Davis Creasy, 64, was arrested February 8, 2019, and charged with 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 was scheduled to be arraigned on April 26, but the case has been reset for June 3.

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