A Lincoln County man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly pulled a loaded pistol while drunk inside Applebee’s restaurant in Danville.
Steve K. Coleman, 50, of Stanford was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a loaded firearm in a location where alcohol is served, resisting arrest and public intoxication.
Danville Police Chief Jay Newell said someone inside Applebee’s called 911 about 11:40 p.m. to report a man with a gun inside the restaurant.
“The subject had a firearm and was displaying it to people,” Newell said. “He was intoxicated and becoming somewhat belligerent, making racially charged comments.”
Kentucky State Trooper Gary Thornberry was in the area and was first to arrive on the scene, where he found Coleman inside his car in the parking lot, said KSP spokesman Trooper Chris Lanham. Danville canine officer Ricky Sellers then arrived to assist.
Coleman struggled with Thornberry while being taken into custody.
“He did not want to go quietly. Apparently he did not want to be handcuffed,” Lanham said.
Newell said a handgun was discovered tucked inside the back waistband of Coleman’s pants.
Coleman is being held this morning without bond at the Boyle County Detention Center.