disturbance at a student-sponsored party at Dante's Bar and Grill on Sunday
morning at approximately 2:30, according to police reports.
UTPD officer Billy Lane noticed several people in the parking lot at
1801 Lake Ave. between Wendy's and Dante's during a routine patrol on Lake
According to the UTPD report, there were individuals reportedly exchanging
words and threats to one another at that time. A confrontation between several
of the individuals ensued and officers from both the UTPD and KPD arrived
at the scene.
The reporting officer then witnessed Ezra Keith Piety, of Knox County,
approach some officers in a threatening manner using profanity. Lane then
took Piety into custody, charging him with disorderly conduct.
The police report said Piety wouldn't listen to police orders and smelled
of alcohol. Piety told the officer he had been drinking at Dante's while
at a private party, where the incident had escalated.
The UTPD, KPD, and Dante's refused comment on the incident.
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