Joe Lewing, Portland, Tenn., charged with terrorizing

Joe Dwayne Lewing, 39, Portland, Tenn., is accused of terrorizing three family members at a home in Mountrail County on Tuesday.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Lewing forced his way into the family home in Mountrail County and threatened to “gut” the family. They told authorities that Lewing carries a knife at all times. Lewing admitted to having a verbal argument with a family member but denied that he had threatened anyone.

Lewing made an initial appearance in district court in Stanley on Wednesday on the Class C felony terrorizing charge.