Traffic stop leads to arrest
On April 25, a routine traffic stop led to the arrest of James Willard Tilley, age 42, of Marshall and William Treat. According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, Searcy County Deputy Joey Baysinger was on patrol when he made the stop on the pickup truck driven by Treat on Barron Hollow Road.
After Baysinger approached the vehicle, he identified the driver as William Treat and the passenger as James Tilley. After asking for their driver's license, he ran their names through the crime information computer. The computer search showed that Treat had a suspended driver's license and Tilley had a suspended driver's license and had a waiver on file since he is on probation parole with the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Law enforcement was given permission to search the vehicle and during the search they found a glass smoking device and a green leafy substance next to it on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Treat was cited for driving on a suspended license and Tilley was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.