Once he got worked up, Bullis never seemed to calm down. A six-page crime report describes the deputy repeatedly shocking him with a Taser to no effect, Bullis being able to fight off multiple deputies, and other activity generally telling of being high on something, according to the deputy. During the confrontation, Bullis' mother Edith came out of the house and stood between the deputies and her son, refusing for quite a while to allow them any access to him. When she did finally step aside, it was only because there were several deputies and a Lieutenant she knows at the scene. Still, she would not go further than arm's reach from him, and after a while it became obvious she was trying to help him hide something. When a search of his jacket pocket turned up only one baggie of marijuana and deputies could not find any drugs by walking the driveway and some distance along the road, they confronted Mrs. Bullis, who was standing in one spot very firmly planting one foot. When she was told to move by one of the deputies, Mrs. Bullis allegedly started faking back pain as a distraction and tried to kick something under the nearby car. It turned out to be another baggie of drugs.
She was arrested for simple possession and resisting an officer, while her son was charged with fleeing to elude arrest, resisting an officer, and drug possession.