Man Booked After Loudly Cursing and Making Threats at Local ER

Posted on May 25, 2021 by Staff reports

Gulf Breeze Police Department on May 22 responded to Gulf Breeze Baptist Emergency Room in response to a combative patient.

Police say they found 41-year-old Dean Harris Entrekin, a resident of Highpoint Drive in Gulf Breeze, standing in a room, unsteady on his feet and swaying uncontrollably. They noted he had a strong odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech while yelling.

Cops asked Entrekin to sit down on the bed out of fear he might fall and reported he was still unsteady after sitting.

The report states he was loudly cursing and making multiple threats to harm himself and others.

Entrekin reportedly attempted to stand up in a chair before falling and colliding with a metal hospital tray before trying to exit the room.

At that time an officer outstretched his hand in a stop gesture and report that Entrekin grabbed his arm before falling backwards. Cops then detained him for his safety and the safety of others.

A security guard provided a sworn statement, reporting Entrekin had been belligerent and threatening toward staff and had begun to “swing his fists wildly” at the guard.

The report states the Emergency Room physician and nurse attempted to speak with the suspect while they were treating him but he refused to acknowledge them.

Once he was medically cleared from the facility he was booked into Santa Rosa County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of battery on a first responded and a first-degree misdemeanor charge or resisting an officer without violence.