A Loudon man was charged Saturday with public intoxication after threatening to shoot a restaurant owner.

Loudon Police Officer Christopher Clemmer responded to a restaurant shortly after midnight because of the threat. The owner told Clemmer a drunken man, identified as Jack Clarence Smith Jr., 68, entered the bar area of the restaurant and began to make a scene. Smith demanded the owner make him hush puppies, according to a report.

The owner asked Smith to leave because the kitchen was closed and the bar would be closing soon.

Smith told the man he was going outside and wouldn’t fight him, but that he would shoot him.

Clemmer then confronted Smith, who was unsteady on his feet and smelled strongly of alcoholic beverages. Clemmer placed Smith in custody and searched his car where Clemmer found a 9mm pistol in the passenger seat, according to a report.

Smith was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.

Drunk man keeps drivingA Lenoir City man was arrested Saturday after driving on a flat tire while under the influence.

Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chance Gray was dispatched to Highway 11 near Muddy Creek Road after receiving a report of someone driving on a flat tire. Gray found a white Dodge Ram with the passenger-side front tire flat.

The driver, Leonard Dean Bean, 60, exited his vehicle as Gray was exiting his patrol car. Gray noticed Bean was unsteady on his feet, swaying and having difficulty walking, Gray wrote in a report.

Gray saw dirt and blood on Bean’s clothing and noticed he had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. Gray asked Bean how much he had to drink. Bean said he had a couple. Gray asked Bean if he felt he was OK to drive. Bean made a gesture with his hand as if to say he was unsure, according to a report.

Bean performed poorly on all field sobriety tests. At the jail, Bean gave a breath sample of 0.176 BAC.

Bean was charged with driving under the influence and released on $1,500 bond.

Feb. 1

• Brooklyn Marie Claunch, 18, Knoxville, was charged with manufacture, sale, delivery, resale of a Schedule VI substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $10,000 bond.

• Seth Xander Davis, 47, Lenoir City, was charged with resisting arrest and released on $1,000 bond.

• Joseph Daniel Dreyer, 46, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear and held on $1,000 bond.

• Zachrey Albert Hicks, 18, Knoxville, was charged with aggravated assault and released on $7,500 bond.

• Jerry Paul Holloway, 45, Loudon, was charged with two counts of capias-general sessions and released on $3,000 bond.

• Brandon George Peters, 27, Loudon, was charged with capias-criminal court and released on $15,000 bond.

• Patrick Jordan Pippin, 19, Knoxville, was charged with manufacture, sale, delivery, resale of a Schedule VI substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $10,000 bond.

• Christopher Eric Smith Jr., 25, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $2,500 bond.

Feb. 2

• Joshua Edward Allison, 43, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $2,500 bond.

• William Charles Brown, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with criminal impersonation, two counts of simple possession/casual exchange, possession of drug paraphernalia and capias-criminal court and held on $9,000 bond.

• Dakota Menear Pense, 18, Loudon, was charged with burglary and held on $3,000 bond.

• Lora Michelle Pridmore, 37, Maryville, was charged with capias-general sessions and held on $1,00 bond.

• Tanner Joshua Russell, 22, Philadelphia, was charged with public intoxication and released without bond.

• Mike Edward Stover, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond.

Feb. 3

• Cory Ray Cheatham, 23, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and released on $2,000 bond.

• Christopher Cecil Lee, 57, Loudon, was charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth and held on $7,500 bond.

• April Shaver Moore, 38, Lenoir City, was charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth and held on $7,500 bond.

• Austin William Scott, 19, Kingston, was charged with violation of probation and released on $2,000 bond.

• Richard Lee Wilson Jr., 45, Philadelphia, was charged with resisting arrest, evading arrest, reckless driving, driving under the influence and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $11,000 bond.

Feb. 4

• Kimberly Renee Sharp, 53, Niota, was charged with forgery and simple possession/casual exchange and held on $7,000 bond.

• Heather Taylor, 44, Philadelphia, was charged with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked/suspended license and held without bond.

• Traci Michelle Thomas, 41, Niota, was charged with forgery and driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $9,000 bond.

• Andrew Phillip Ward, 44, Sweetwater, was charged with forgery and held on $5,000 bond.

Feb. 5

• Shane Thomas Cox, 36, Lenoir City, was charged with assisting other agency and released without bond.

• Logan Kyle Harrison, 33, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property and violation of probation and released on $3,000 bond.

• Gary Lynn Perry, 42, Welch, W.Va., was charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth and driving under the influence and held without bond.

Feb. 6

• Jennifer Lea Bryant, 47, Maryville, was charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth and held on $10,000 bond.

• Kimberly Denise Donnelly, 42, Philadelphia, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $1,500 bond.

• Tony Joe Mincey, 42, Lenoir City, was charged with possession of a handgun while under the influence and driving under the influence and released on $2,500 bond.

• Megan Range Neeley, 43, Loudon, was charged with two counts of failure to appear and released on $2,000 bond.

• Kelsey Brianna Range, 27, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and capias-general sessions and held on $4,000 bond.

• Cheryle Joann Stockton, 52, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and released on $1,000 bond.

• Clarence Jason Ward, 45, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond.

Feb. 7

• Kelsey Kristen Heath, 29, Knoxville, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and driving under the influence and released on $2,500 bond.

• Justin Spencer Russell, 36, Knoxville, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence and held without bond.