William Davis Creasy II, 64, 3909 Rocky Hill Lane, Kingsport, was scheduled to appear in Hawkins County Criminal Court on Friday for arraignment on one count of official misconduct and one count of official oppression.
Both charges are Class E felonies punishable by one to two years.
Sources within law enforcement told the Times News that Creasy was expected to accept a plea agreement Friday.
His hearing was rescheduled until June 3, reportedly because his attorney, Rick Spivey, had a scheduling conflict.
This past Monday, however, Spivey issued a letter on Creasy’s behalf announcing his immediate resignation from the District 1 constable position.
The Hawkins County Commission will appoint a constable to fill Creasy’s term, which expires Aug. 31, 2022. The commission may also opt to place the seat on the ballot for the 2020 county primary and general elections.
Creasy was elected on Aug. 2, 2018, to represent far eastern Hawkins County in and around Allandale and Mount Carmel. However, he didn’t officially take office until Sept. 1.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Aug. 15, 2018, during which Creasy reportedly conducted a traffic stop with blue lights on a man who resides in his neighborhood.
Creasy remains free on $10,000 bond pending the June 3 court date.