A Sweetwater man was arrested Feb. 7 after he was spotted waving a gun around in his car.

Sweetwater Police Officer Justin White said he and other officers were sent to the area of Patton and North West Streets after a call came in about a man in a white car. White said the car was soon spotted and stopped and the driver was identified as Johnathan Johnkins.

White said Johnkins was asked to step out of the car and he did with his arms raised in the air. White said the odor of alcohol seemed to be coming from Johnkins and when he approached the car, White said he smelled what appeared to be marijuana coming from it.

There was also a Titan .38 Special revolver in the plain view under the driver’s seat. The gun was taken out of the car and White said 12 hollow point bullets were found in Johnkins’ pocket.

White said he searched the car and found three bags with suspected marijuana in them as well as what appeared to be a hand rolled marijuana cigarette.

White said further investigation showed someone had spotted Johnkins pointing a gun at a woman who said Johnkins had pulled up in his car and asked for a lighter.

The woman said she wouldn’t give him one and Johnkins allegedly began yelling and pointing the gun at her.

White said Johnkins failed several field sobriety tests and admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana.

Johnkins, 35, Morris Street, Sweetwater, was charged with possession of marijuana, driving on a revoked license, implied consent violation and aggravated assault.

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