A homeless woman was arrested Saturday on multiple child endangerment charges after allegedly passing out drunk in a car.

Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chance Gray was dispatched to a camp site off Morganton Cemetery Road to investigate reports of a possible prowler. At the camp, Gray saw a gold Chevrolet Trailblazer with three small children in the back seat, a woman passed out in the front seat and all four windows rolled down, according to a report.

Gray could smell alcohol as he approached the car.

Gray and Deputy Billy Freeman tried to wake the woman, later identified as Rachel Denise Hodge, 32, but were unsuccessful after multiple attempts. Gray spoke to the children in the car, aged 3, 6 and 8, to determine if Hodge had medical problems.

The children told Gray that Hodge “takes special medicine to sleep” and that her “medicine was pineapple and came from the wine store,” Gray wrote in a report.

Gray asked dispatch to send fire department and Emergency Medical Service responders because Hodge would not wake up. She became responsive before EMS showed up. She told Gray she was homeless and depressed because her husband died and that she drinks alcohol to sleep and deal with her depression.

Hodge told Gray she was unable to take care of the children and wanted deputies to take them so they could have a better life.

Hodge was charged with three counts of child abuse or neglect/endangerment and held on $7,500 bond.

Man threatens womanA Loudon man was arrested May 18 after threatening to kill a woman.

LCSO Deputy Mark Rodriguez responded to Fort Loudoun Medical Center for reports of a domestic assault at a residence on Saloli Lane in Tellico Village. Rodriguez met a woman at the hospital who said she was arguing with Ronald Simmons, 60, when he allegedly began physically assaulting her.

According to a report from Rodriguez, Simmons grabbed the woman by the arms and pushed her over a short wall. She landed on her back and hit her head. The woman grabbed her phone, but Simmons knocked it out of her hand. Simmons then grabbed the woman by the throat and told her he was going to kill her, Rodriguez wrote in the report.

The woman got to her car, but Simmons would not let her leave. The woman “laid on the horn” in hopes neighbors would hear her. Simmons let the woman go, and she drove herself to FLMC.

Officers later spoke with Simmons at the home. His story was unclear and he deflected questions, according to the report.

Simmons was charged with domestic assault-felony and interference with an emergency call and released on $6,000 bond.

May 17

• Catherine Lee Ascherman, 67, Lebanon, was charged with public intoxication and released on $390 bond.

• Brianna Kathleen Dove, 22, homeless, was charged as a fugitive from justice and released without bond.

• William Nathaniel Goley, 48, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and held on $25,000 bond.

• Chancey Ray Green, 40, Lenoir City, was charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth and held on $20,000 bond.

• Jessica Wray Osborne, 30, Loudon, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth and held on $22,500 bond.

• Ashley Nicole Plemons, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.

• Travis Brent Smith, 41, Lenoir City, was charged with two counts of capias-general sessions and held on $302,000 bond.

• Jessica Lynn Westmoreland, 26, Knoxville, was charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth and held on $20,000 bond.

May 18

• Sydney Shannon Marie Newcomb, 25, Lenoir City, was charged with capias-general sessions and held on $4,000 bond.

• Steven David Shoemaker, 60, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-felony and released on $1,500 bond.

• Jonathan Wade Smallen, 34, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of parole and held without bond.

• Joshua Leon Thomas, 38, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,500 bond.

• Diamond Natosha Young, 22, Madisonville, was charged with capias-general sessions and held on $2,000 bond.

• Corey Lane Ziegler, 43, Chattanooga, was charged with public intoxication and held on $6,000 bond.

May 19

• Gregory Cole Ballard, 23, Lenoir City, was charged with aggravated assault and held on $3,000 bond.

• Cody Allen Cothran, 28, Philadelphia, was charged with capias-criminal court and released on $10,000 bond.

• Samantha Carol Ann Curtis, 45, Loudon, was charged with capias-municipal court and held on $1,000 bond.

• Christopher Steven Dailey, 38, Loudon, was charged with two counts of capias-criminal court and released on $7,000 bond.

• Joseph Richard Heiple, 37, Lenoir City, was charged with two counts of violation of probation and capias-general sessions and held on $8,000 bond.

• Landon Phillip Hollis, 18, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $1,500 bond.

• Nicandro Garcia Mora, 36, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,500 bond.

• Shane Curtis Sweet, 35, Knoxville, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent and released on $3,000 bond.

• Allison Rochelle Thacker, 27, Harriman, was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment and released on $15,000 bond.

May 20

• Michael Anthony Armstrong, 39, Knoxville, was charged with failure to appear and released on $1,000 bond.

• Tiffany Leann Bullock, 32, Knoxville, was charged with capias-municipal court and held on $2,000 bond.

• Thomas Leroy Cathey, 64, Lenoir City, was charged with two counts of capias-general sessions and held on $14,000 bond.

• Cicely Dawn Hampton, 23, Niota, was charged with manufacture, sale, delivery, resale of a Schedule VI substance and held without bond.

• Emily Faith Robinson, 20, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held without bond.

• Alexandra Paige Urais, 29, homeless, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held without bond.

• Michelle Lynn Yanchulis, 43, Lenoir City, was charged with assisting other agency and held without bond.

May 21

• Kaleigh Janee Collins, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with contraband in a penal institution, three counts of simple possession/casual exchange, driving under the influence, violation of implied consent, driving on a revoked/suspended license and driving on roadways laned for traffic and held on $10,500 bond.

• Joshua David Edward, 24, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and failure to appear and released on $483 bond.

• Andrew Emil Kotronias, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with two counts of simple possession/casual exchange and manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth and held without bond.

• Jesus Adrian Navarrete Lopez, 27, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and released on $5,000 bond.

• Megan Range Neeley, 43, Loudon, was charged with two counts of capias-criminal court and released on $4,000 bond.

• James Chester Newell, 35, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and released on $25,000 bond.

• Jackson Kyle Samuel, 34, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property, evading arrest, financial responsibility law and driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $7,000 bond.

• Amber Kimberly Shrewsbury, 25, Loudon, was charged with failure to appear and released on $4,000 bond.

May 22

• Hannah Ryann Lawrence, 35, Lenoir City, was charged with contraband in a penal institution, simple possession/casual exchange and driving under the influence and released on $17,500 bond.

• James David Tilley Jr., 48, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held on $1,500 bond.

• Jeffery Radcliffe Yerkes, 49, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and released on $283 bond.

May 23

• Lisa Gail Marie Best, 33, Madisonville, was charged with driving under the influence and held on $1,500 bond.

• Michele Lee Garland, 48, Loudon, was charged with public intoxication and held on $1,000 bond.

• Russell Chance Humphreys, 22, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and released on $5,000 bond.

• Joshua D. Rhodes, 29, Friendsville, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $2,000 bond.