Horry County Police arrested a Surfside Beach man after a four-hour standoff at Plantation Resort.
Daniel Alan Coolbaugh, 57, is charged with assault and battery, breach of peace, malicious injury to property and threatening the life of a public official, police said.
Police responded to 214 Double Eagle Dr. in Plantation Resort Wednesday after a security guard reported an assault by Coolbaugh. The security guard told police he was threatened by a man who was angry with him for talking to his son earlier in the day, according to a police report.
Earlier Wednesday, the security guard saw Coolbaugh’s son sunbathing – with his clothes on – in the parking lot. The guard told Coolbaugh’s son he could only sunbathe in the back part of the subdivision.
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Around 9:30 p.m., the guard was driving up to the security gate when Coolbaugh walked up to the vehicle with a baseball bat, police said. Coolbaugh was yelling profanities at the guard about the earlier altercation with his son, saying that “if someone needs to talk to his son he’d better talk to [Coolbaugh],” according to the report.
Coolbaugh threatened to “crack open the victim’s skull” with the bat, police said. He then hit the hood of the guard’s vehicle with the bat, causing a substantial dent, police said.
Coolbaugh returned home and when police arrived he would not answer the door but yelled obscenities at the officers, the report said. After several minutes of shouting, Coolbaugh told police he would shoot anyone who came through his door.
Horry County S.W.A.T. and negotiators responded to the scene, and Coolbaugh was taken into custody at 1:30 a.m., police said.
Coolbaugh was being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.