News Release

Warrant arrest and Parole violations 7545-18 11/24/18

Nature of Incident:  Resisting and Obstructing, Obstructing Justice,

Incident #: 7545-18

Date & Time:  11/24/2018 2330 Hours


55000 Block of 56th Street in Lawrence, Michigan


Bobby Bryan Tillery 42 year old male from Lawrence-Warrant for Dangerous Drugs

40 year old male from Benton Harbor-Parole Violation

34 year old male from Hartford-Multiple traffic warrants

37 year old male from Lawrence-Parole Violation


Resisting and Obstructing, Warrant for Dangerous Drugs, Parole Violations


Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports that Deputies received information that 2 wanted parole fugitives were in the 56000 block of 56th Street in Lawrence, Michigan. Deputies went to the location in a attempt to located them. While investigating this the two subjects showed up in a vehicle. Deputies were able to arrest one while the other ran into the house. Deputies looked inside of the house and could see a Bobby Bryan Tillery who was also wanted by Law Enforcement. Deputies obtained a search warrant for the residence but prior to entering one of the wanted fugitives surrendered to Deputies. Bobby Bryan Tillery was still outstanding inside of the house. After a thorough search of the house Bobby Tillery was not located. Deputies discovered a trap door in the floor under the couch and carpet. Deputies looked inside of the hole and located Tillery hiding. Tillery eventually surrendered and was lodged at the Van Buren County Jail.

Investigating Deputies:

Sgt Casey Davis

Deputy Eric Calhoun

Deputy Larry Weers

Assisting agency

Hartford Police Department

Pokagon Tribal Police

Supervisor Contact:

The on duty Sergeant or LT. Jim Charon

Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department.

Mobile phone users and online users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office by sending a text Tip Soft message by sending a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword VBCTIP from a mobile phone. To submit an online tip, go to and at the top of the homepage follow the directions to submit a tip.

Jim Charon