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July 19, 2005
Thomasville-- A Thomasville police officer is charged with sexual assault on a woman in his custody. Investigators say a female drug suspect performed a sex act on Officer Tony Entrekin and they say the officer has confessed.
"It hurts all of us," says Chief David Huckstep. He adds that Officer Tony Entrekin was taken into custody himself after arresting a woman for possession of cocaine at Magnolia and Fern Streets on Sunday. "While en route to the jail, the officer stopped, had a sexual encounter with the suspect that was in custody, and then continued on to the justice center," says Huckstep.
That's where the 38 year old woman filed a complaint. It's also where the GBI began its investigation Monday night. "During that interview, he confessed," says Huckstep.
Entrekin has been charged with violation of oath of office and sexually assaulting a person in his custody. Two counts that cost him more than money. "His status has been reduced to leave without pay and we are in the process of terminating his employment," says Huckstep.
Entrekin won't be able to work with any other law enforcement agency either. "He'll end up losing his certification as a police officer and he'll never be a police officer again," says Huckstep.
Now, the people who once relied on Entrekin as a police officer have mixed feelings about him. "If he's found guilty, he should be judged and tried and sentenced on that, but not put down the whole force," says Mildred Cross. "I think he should go to prison for life," adds James McQueen.
Prison is a possibility if Entrekin is convicted, but Huckstep isn't sure for how long, or if the officer has done this before. "We don't of course have any indication that he has, and why he did now we don't know," says Huckstep.
But Huckstep does know that his top priority right now is restoring the community's faith in the TPD. "It's something that will take time. We'll continue doing the good job that we always do," he says. That's proven by the charges that will stand against the woman Entrekin arrested.
Investigators conducted a thorough background check on Entrekin before he was hired with the TPD. Huckstep says that, until now, the officer had a stellar record with Thomasville and other departments he had worked for.