Mayor of George arrested on domestic violence, DUI charges

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The mayor of George was arrested on domestic violence charges Tuesday afternoon following a Monday night incident in which he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman in his home.

Donald Entzel, 68, had a handgun in his pocket when he was arrested at 12:45 p.m. at an apartment in the George RV Park, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said.

Eltzel won the race for mayor in January 2020 after a coin flip determined the winner of the November 2019 election, which had ended in a tie.

According to the sheriff’s office,  the daughter of the woman involved called 911 on Tuesday morning asking for deputies to check on the safety of her mother after her mother told her Entzel had pulled a gun on her.

“The daughter said she had been unable to contact her mother because she believed Entzel had taken her mother’s phone,” the sheriff’s office said.

The daughter suggested checking for Entzel at an apartment at the RV park and while deputies where there Entzel pulled up in a pickup, the sheriff’s office said.

“The deputy said they could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from the truck’s interior and Entzel’s breath,” the sheriff’s office said. “Entzel became upset with the deputy and refused to follow their commands. The deputy asked for additional deputies to come and help de-escalate Entzel. Entzel was safely taken into custody without incident, and a handgun was retrieved from his pants pocket.”

In addition to a charge of first-degree assault (domestic violence), Entzel was charged with DUI.

The alleged victim told deputies that Entzel was “extremely intoxicated” Monday night when he pointed the gun at her. She said she fled and sought refuge at a friend’s house.