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Former Hawkins constable granted judicial diversion in plea deal

Jeff Bobo • Sep 7, 2019 at 7:47 PM

ROGERSVILLE — The former Hawkins County constable who resigned earlier this year after being charged with two felonies for conducting a traffic stop two weeks before he took office was sentenced to probation last week.

William Davis Creasy, 65, 3909 Rocky Hill Lane, Kingsport, was indicted in February on Class E felony charges of official oppression and official misconduct. 

The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on Aug. 15, 2018 in which Creasy conducted a traffic stop with blue lights on a man who resides in his neighborhood.

Creasy was elected District 1 constable in the Aug. 2, 2018 Hawkins County general election to represent far eastern Hawkins County in and around Allandale and Mount Carmel.

But he didn’t officially take office until Sept. 1.

On Aug. 30, Creasy appeared in Hawkins County Criminal Court, where he pleaded guilty to the reduced Class A misdemeanor charges of attempted official oppression and attempted official misconduct. 

He was granted judicial diversion by Judge John Dugger, which means if Creasy completes the terms of probation on Aug. 30, 2020, his record can be expunged.

Creasy resigned his constable position in April, which, according to court officials, was a condition of his plea agreement.

Other guilty pleas heard in Hawkins County Criminal Court over the past week include:

* Austin Wayne Hinkle, 22, 1001 Tranbarger Drive, Kingsport, who was sentenced to one year at 30 percent for theft over $1,000, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, evading arrest by foot, improper passing, improper vehicle registration, failure to obey a traffic device, speeding, and driving on a revoked license sixth offense.

* Jackie Lynn Spears, 51, 196 Wallen Town Road, Church Hill, who was sentenced to one year at 30 percent of felony evading arrest and violation of the Habitual Motor Offender Act.

* Tomothy Joe Anderson, 37, 110 Winegar Hollow Road, Rogersville, who was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days of supervised probation for domestic assault.

* Geoffrey Alan Clark, 47, 311 Western Heights Drive, Rogersville, who was sentenced to 150 days in jail and 11 months and 29 days on probation for driving on a revoked license and driving left of center.

* Robert Alan Raynor, 47, 5300 Old Baileyton Road, Greeneville, who was sentenced to three years at 30 percent for felony reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, driving on a revoked license fourth offense, speeding, and failure to obey a traffic device.

* Darryl Allan Trott, 53, 210, Waterson St, Rogersville, who was sentenced to 150 days and 11 months and 29 days on probation for driving on a revoked license second offense.

* Matthew Inman Tart, 48, 153 Hoard Lane, Lot. 1, Church Hill, who was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days probation for DUI.

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