Naked man arrested

Anderson police officers stand outside the house of Marvin Hester, who reportedly attacked his mother Friday while he was naked. He refused to dress and police took the nude man to jail in a police wagon.

ANDERSON — An Anderson woman had to use a knife to protect herself from her naked son during a domestic disturbance Friday morning in the 700 block of Heritage Lane, according to police.

Anderson police arrested Marvin L. Hester, 31, of 702 Heritage Lane on preliminary charges of battery and resisting law enforcement.

Police received the first call to the quiet, tree-lined street just north of Anderson High School at 10:18 a.m. concerning a disturbance between Debra Hester and her son.

The previous night police were also dispatched to the residence for a disturbance.

Officer Brad McClain said Hester was in a dispute with his mother, was distraught and punched holes in the wall.

He said the first officer on the scene was Shad Grile, who found Hester had been subdued and lying on the floor of the house by his mother and uncle, Gene Hester.

McClain said a second call had been received that someone had a large silver knife.

Deborah Hester had the knife as protection against physical attacks by her son and at one point Marvin Hester returned to the living room with a large metal pole that was taken away by his uncle.

She suffered several bite marks to her hand and her son spit on her several times.

Marvin Hester is six feet tall and weighs 160 pounds.

McClain said Marvin Hester was naked and refused to allow officers to cover him with a towel or to get clothed.

“He fought a little bit,” he said. “There was passive resistance. He was screaming and yelling the entire time.”

McClain said Hester told the arresting officers that he was naked and they could take him to jail that way.

Officers called for a paddy wagon, which was backed up to the garage to transport Hester to the Madison County jail.

McClain said two officers rode in the back of the paddy wagon with Hester and videotaped the trip to the jail.

Hester was arrested in September 2013 on a charge of pointing a firearm. He was found guilty in 2014 of the charge during a bench trial in Madison Circuit Court 1 and sentenced to 1,095 days in the Indiana Department of Correction, with 180 days to be served.

He was ordered to the Adult Daily Reporting Program this year and violated the terms of the program. He was required to serve 37 days in the Madison County Detention Center starting on March 13 and was ordered to report to the Community Justice Center on his release.

Hester was also arrested in February on a misdemeanor charge of invasion of privacy.

​Follow Ken de la Bastide on Twitter @KendelaBastide or call 640-4863.

Senior Reporter covering Anderson and Madison County government, politics and auto racing for The Herald Bulletin. Has been working as a journalist in central Indiana since 1977.

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